- Kenyan Pete Ouko was convicted of murder, but has gone on to achieve a law diploma despite living behind bars
- He has helped fellow inmates with their own cases, giving pro-bono advice
- Ouko has started an anti-crime initiative which will have a presence in all 119 of Kenya's prisons
Pete Ouko is an inmate at Kamiti prison, Nairobi, and the first Kenyan prisoner to achieve a Diploma in Law from the University of London. He was convicted in 2001 of the murder of his wife. He is one of the founders of Crime Si Poa, an anti-crime advocacy group, and spoke at TEDxKamitiPrison in 2015. The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author.
(CNN)My name is Pete Ouko and I am the first Kenyan inmate to graduate with a Diploma in Law from the University of London.