ISBN 9789966150660
Pages 200
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2011
Publisher Zapf Chancery Publishers Africa, Kenya
Format Paperback

Diet of Worms

Quality of Catering in Kenyan Prisons

by Jacqueline Cheptepkeny Korir

Prison-reformation has been a controversial and politically charged issue in Kenya. In the past it has elicited such legendary and emotional responses as 'What reforms? Prisons are not supposed to be five star hotels!' Recently, however, there has been a greater consensus between the public sector and the civic society in Kenya - than has ever in the past - of the need to revisit the human rights of inmates in various Kenyan prisons. Since 2003 a number of ground breaking reforms have been introduced in Kenyan prisons and more reforms seem to be on the way. Jacqueline Korir in this book takes a serious and dispassionate look into a single variable: the quality of catering in Kenyan prisons. Her findings were both shocking and challenging. The food was lacking in both nutritive value as well aesthetic appeal. The site of food samples was only reminiscent of a grotesque meaning of the famous Council in Church History - The Diet of Worms! This book, grounded, in empirical data analysis by hard statistics and backed by rare photographs from inside Kenyan prisons serves as an eye-opener to both the prison-reformists as well as students and teachers of African sociology and institutional catering all over the world.

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About the Author

Jacqueline Cheptepkeny Korir

Jacqueline Cheptepkeny Korir holds a Bachelor of Hotel and Hospitality Management (BHHM) and a Master’s degree in Hospitality Management. She is pursuing a Ph.D in Tourism Management and lectures in the Department of Hotel and Hospitality Management at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya. Besides, she is an entrepreneur in the restaurant and outside catering business.