|Ingwe Ladies’ visit to Lang’ata Women’s Prison|
By Peninah Njakwe
The kids were entertained in a bouncing castle where a clown ensured they had the ultimate fun. It was then followed by face painting where every kid was painted whatever they wanted. Their mothers watched on with smiles of gratitude engraved on their faces. “Am glad you did this. My child is so happy today, may God bless you so much”, said one of the mothers with tears filing up her eyes.
Now came a time to show the moves on the dance floor. The kids yet so young knew how to move with the beat. Our ladies watched and danced along as they too showed what they had learnt over the years. Their mothers dint join, rather they watched their kids have all the fun.
That part of the event was closed by giving out books plus other stationeries to those kids who were old enough and were attending school. Other materials were also given to their school to aid in their leraning.It was like adding wood to a burning fire to help it burn even the more and for much longer. You could tell from the way they scribbled on the books that they were really excited and that they would want to use whatever they had received that day.
After lunch with the kids, we proceeded to the football pitch. The women had their team and you could tell from how they played during practice that they were one strong team.Ingwe Ladies however were not in a position to play. “Not that we are not good players, actually we are one good team. Only that we were not prepared for a game today”, explained Iddah one of the officials.
The women’s Prison Team divided itself to two teams and they had a match. The Ingwe Ladies now rose to do what they knew best, cheering.They sang and cheered on to one of the teams they had dubbed “Ingwe”.They however assured that they were good players and would be honored to play with them sometime in the future.