Nairobi-based rapper Henry Ohanga alias Octopizzo is on a noble mission to reform juvenile prisoners.
The philanthropist on Wednesday announced the launch of a juvenile prison reform program. This was a day after he had visited Kamiti Maximum Prison.
“Yesterday at Kamiti Maximum Prison accompanied by close friends and colleagues as we start a journey of juvenile prison reform programs to get our young brothers and sisters on the right path,” said the Kibera slums-bred hip hop star.
Octopizzo said the program seeks to equip juveniles, both non-institutionalized and institutionalized, with various skills to set them on the right path.
“The most effective interventions are interpersonal skills training, individual counseling, and behavioral programs for non-institutionalized offenders, and interpersonal skills training and community-based, family-type group homes for institutionalized offenders. Join us especially if you are a criminal attorney feel free to reach out,” he said.
The Juvenile program will run under the rapper’s eponymous foundation which was founded in 2015 with the aim of empowering youth and community outreach.