Dear Fr. Peter
I salute you in the name of Jesus Christ. I am happy to write to you this letter and I know that God will bless you. My name is Jane and I am 29 years old. I have a son who is seven years old. I used to stay in Nyeri with my parents since I had no good job to keep me in the city (Nairobi). On August 2nd 2008 I planned to come to Nairobi to visit my aunt. I had not enough money, so I accompanied a man who was also going to Nairobi, although he was a total stranger to me. To my surprise, he accepted since he had a private car. On reaching Thika, I saw policemen who stopped the car and thereafter arrested us. Later on, while in police custody, I came to find out that the car we came with was stolen. I tried to explain that I did not know of any robbery and it's only that the man was a good Samaritan, but it was all in vain. That is how I landed in Langata Prison with capital offence and charged with two files. My mother back home could not do anything since she is not financially stable to look for a lawyer. When I went to court I met a lawyer to whom I explained my case. He said that first he needs money, but I was not in a position to do that. I was back to court for hearing on November 20th 2008 in High Court. During the previous hearing I stopped the proceedings, for I was not ready, and I did not have an advocate.
Life has been difficult for me in Langata. I am HIV positive and live on drugs. The drugs need good nutrition, what is difficult to find here in prison. I even don't have any money for buying fruits which I find it rather complicated my health (sick).
Please, Fr. Peter, look upon my situation and case, and if you are able, please help me to pay the lawyer. Thank you for taking time to read my plead. May the Almighty God bless you.
Yours truly, Jane
To Father Peter
I salute you in the name of the almighty Father.
My name is E. I am a mother of seven children. I am a single mother and I am at Langata Women’s Prison serving death sentence. My son’s name is J. He finished class 8 and there is nobody to take him to secondary school. He had 276 marks and had already got to school, but nobody to help. Father Peter, I kindly request your help, because I have nowhere to turn to. You are my only help. I have no one to take care of my children and I feel so stressed because I am in prison and there is nothing else I can do. The school is here at Nairobi and I have faith and I believe you will take that burden.
May God bless you abundantly and add you more years.
Yours faithfully E.
Dear Rev. Fr. Peter Meienberg OSB
I great you in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ.
I have been here in Nairobi Remand Prison for over four years. My trail commenced three years ago and yet I have no idea when it will come to an end. I do not expect to get fair and just trial, for many have unfairly condemned me through false and malicious allegation. Many have already judged me guilty even before trial is over.
I know it is a reminder to me that even Jesus was condemned before his trial. I am literally languishing here in remand simply because I can not afford to hire a lawyer to defend my case.
Please Rev. Fr. Peter, I kindly request you to intercede for my lawyer’s fee. Kindly do what you can to help me.
Looking forward to your positive intervention, may the risen Lord shower you with his blessings.
Yours faithfully, Fr. G.
I hereby wish kindly to request for help as I was a victim of fire that broke out in our quarters on 02/04/09, which affected the whole line of six houses.
I was staying with my family and we have lost our household and important documents and books to ashes. I was transfered to this station late last year and it’s only the other month I settled and got a house. I moved my family to settle in with them at the prison quarters. So it’s my kind request I am appealing for assistance of any kind to help me start a new life because I don’t know where to start am desperate.
Thanking you in advance.
Yours faithfully S.