List Of All Prisons In Kenya

This is a list of all prisons in Kenya. All prisons in the country are managed by the Kenya Prisons Service which is under the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government.

Prisons in Kenya can be classified into maximum security prisons, medium security prisons, rehabilitation centres and low/open custody prisons.

List of Prisons in Kenya

Maximum Security Prisons

1. Kamiti Maximum Security Prison 

Location: Kahawa West, Nairobi County.

2. Shimo La Tewa Maximum Security Prison

Location: Mombasa.

3. Naivasha Maximum Security Prison

Location: Naivasha, Nakuru County.

4. Kodiaga Maximum Security Prison

Location: Riat Hills, Kisumu County.

5. Manyani Maximum Security Prison

Location: Taita Taveta County.

6. Lang’ata Women Maximum Security Prison

Location: Lang’ata, Nairobi County.

7. King’ong’o Maximum Security Prison

Location: Along Nyeri- Kiganjo Road, Nyeri County.

8. Nairobi Remand and Allocation Maximum Security Prison

Location: Along Enterprise Road, Nairobi.

9. Kibos Maximum Security Prison

Location: Next to Kibos Market, Kisumu County.

Other Prisons in Kenya

Nairobi Region

  • Nairobi Short Sentence Prison
  • Nairobi West Prison
  • Kamiti Medium Prison
  • Kamiti Youth Correction & Training Centre.


  • Shimo La Tewa Medium Prison
  • Shimo La Tewa Women Prison
  • Kwale Prison
  • Kilifi Prison
  • Malindi Prison
  • Hola Prison
  • Wundanyi Prison
  • Voi Remand Prison
  • Hindi Prison
  • Taveta Prison
  • Kingorani Prison

Central Region

  • Nyeri Medium Prison
  • Nyeri Women Prison
  • Thompson Falls Prison Nyahururu
  • Murang’a Road Prison
  • Maranjau Prison
  • Thika Main Prison
  • Kerugoya Prison
  • Thika Women Prison
  • Kiambu Prison
  • Ruiru Prison
  • Mwea Prison

Nyanza Region

  • Kisumu Medium Prison
  • Kisumu Women Prison
  • Nyamira Prison
  • Kisii Main Prison
  • Kisii Women Prison
  • Homa Bay Prison
  • Kibos Medium Prison
  • Migori Prison


  • Naivasha Medium Prison
  • Nakuru Main Prison
  • Nakuru Women Prison
  • Eldoret Women Prison
  • Eldoret Main Prison
  • Kitale Main Prison
  • Kitale Medium Prison
  • Kitale Annex Prison
  • Kitale Women Prison
  • Ngeria Prison
  • Kapsabet Prison
  • Kapenguria Prison
  • Lodwar Prison
  • Kericho Main Prison
  • Kericho Medium Prison
  • Kericho Women Prison
  • Athi River Prison
  • Maralal Prison
  • Rumuruti Prison
  • Kajiado Prison
  • Nanyuki Prison
  • Narok Prison
  • Kabarnet Prison
  • Eldama Ravine Prison
  • Tambach Prison

Western Region

  • Kakamega Main Prison
  • Kakamega Women Prison
  • Bungoma Prison
  • Shikusa Prison
  • Shikusa Borstal Institution Prison
  • Busia Prison
  • Vihiga Prison

Eastern Region

  • Embu Main Prison
  • Embu Women Prison
  • Machakos Women Prison
  • Meru Main Prison
  • Meru Women Prison
  • Kitui Prison
  • Uruku Prison
  • Isiolo Prison
  • Marsabit Prison
  • Moyale Prison
  • Kangeta Prison
  • Makueni Prison

North Eastern Region

  • Garissa Main Prison
  • Garissa Medium Prison
  • Mandera Prison
  • Wajir Prison
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