Gashundu’s wish is to have special cells for the disabled saying that though the prison management has done its part to help them, a lot more needs to be done.
Fredrick Mtambo, 26, an albino serving a death sentence for robbery with violence, says he needs special oil for his skin.
“But this is not provided for by the prison and I, therefore, have to deal with the harsh weather conditions. Sometimes getting medication is a problem,” says Mtambo.
He adds that he just like other albinos need special eye-glasses to deal with the strong light mainly during daytime but getting them is another challenge.
Above all, the disabled inmates say, fellow prisoners ridicule them.
The officer in charge of the prison Mr Patrick Mwenda says the prisons department is committed to assisting prisoners with disabilities.
The prison ensures that all inmates with disabilities live on the ground floor cells.
“The blind ones get attached to fellow inmates and we do provide crutches to some though our fear is that the crutches could be used as a weapon.”