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Diet of Worms

Quality of Catering in Kenyan Prisons

Jacqueline Cheptepkeny Korir

Publication Year: 2016

Prison-reformation has been a controversial and politically charged issue in Kenya. In the past it has elicited such legendary and emotional responses as ìWhat reforms? Prisons are not supposed to be five star hotels!î 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 despassionate 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.

Published by: African Books Collective

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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Abstract

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pp. vii-viii

Catering in Kenyan prisons is an issue of much concern to the government and the entire society as it results in an increase in bad health and hardening the behaviour of prisoners. The purpose of the study was to investigate the factors affecting the quality of catering in selected prisons in...

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Acknowledgements

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pp. xi-x

I acknowledge the invaluable scholarly guidance, patience and close supervision of my supervisors Dr. Timothy Sulo and Mr. Sawe Belsoy throughout the entire research. Their immense wisdom, understanding and constructive advice and criticism were a source of great encouragement...

List of Tables

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pp. xii-xiii

List of Figures

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pp. xiii-

List of Plates

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pp. xiv-

List of Abbreviations

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pp. xv-

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1. Introduction

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pp. 1-16

The hospitality product consists of tangible and intangible elements of food, drink and accommodation together with the service, atmosphere and image that surround and contribute to the product. Public sector catering or welfare catering is a type of catering establishment in...

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2. Literature Review

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pp. 17-44

This chapter reviewed literature relevant to the research problem under four broad sections; quality of catering which was the dependent variable in this study; type of prison food in some parts of the world under which there are seven subsections dealing with prison menus, nutritional...

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3. Research Methodology

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pp. 45-57

The study was undertaken at Eldoret Men, Ngeria Men, Eldoret Women, Kamiti Maximum and Langata Women’s Prisons. Eldoret Men, Ngeria Farm Prison and Eldoret Womens Prisons are located in Uasin Gishu District. Uasin Gishu is one of the twenty administrative districts...

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4. Data Analysis and Presentation

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pp. 59-128

This chapter presents the results of analysis of factors affecting quality of catering in Kenyan prisons. It is subdivided into two sections; the first section presents results of descriptive analysis and the second section presents results of inferential statistics. The results and discussions...

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5. Discussion, Conclusions and Recommendations

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pp. 129-144

This chapter presents discussions, conclusions and recommendations for the study. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors affecting quality of catering in selected prisons in Kenya. It was inspired by the current calls for reforms in Kenyan prisons. The research...

Appendix I: Questionnaire for Prisoners

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pp. 145-153

Appendix II: Interview schedule for warders

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pp. 154-159

Appendix III: Interview Schedule for Storekeepers

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pp. 160-165

Appendix IV: Interview schedule for Officers-In-Charge

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pp. 166-169

Appendix V: Observation schedule

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pp. 170-172

Appendix VI: Authority letter to collect data

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pp. 173-

Appendix VII: Authority letter to take photographs

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pp. 174-

References

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pp. 175-179

Index of Personal Names

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pp. 181-182

Index of Subjects

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pp. 183-184

Further Reading, Back Cover

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pp. 185-


E-ISBN-13: 9789966040206
Print-ISBN-13: 9789966150660

Page Count: 200
Publication Year: 2016

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