After spending 42 years behind bars, Mr. James Weru was among the 48 long serving inmates pardoned by President Uhuru Kenyatta during Jamhuri day celebrations. Weru was imprisoned in 1978 when Mzee Jomo Kenyatta was the president of this nation. According to the ex-convict, he was seeing Nairobi for the first time after four decades as a prisoner. The 75 year old man landed behind bars when bread was costing 75 cents, soda 50 cents and a bag of fries at 2 cents only.
Weru was shocked to be told that the current price of chips and soda are Ksh. 100 each.
He goes on to narrate how intriguing, mind-blowing and surprising it was touring the capital city. Apparently, it was also the first time for him to see tablets and Smartphones among other technological developments that have taken place while he was at Kaimiti Maximum prison. Weru is among the few Kenyans who know very little about the presidency of Mwai Kibaki and Daniel Arap Moi who was the Vice president back then.
Here is the video courtesy of citizen TV
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