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Just days after catching criminals on the streets of Machakos, Kenya, police officer Morris Kaberia found himself behind bars. Fellow inmates—some of whom he himself had put in prison—now ridiculed him as they passed by his cell. How had he ended up in this wretched place? And how could he get out? A curious law book, a persistent priest, and the nonprofit Justice Defenders became his tickets to freedom—and the reason he’s never left.


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“When I got to the death chambers, I was completely disoriented. I felt like, this is it.”

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Morris Kaberia


“Relaxing Acoustics” by Black Rhomb
“Too Smooth” by Mattijis Mueller
“Rhythm Roulette” by Reaktor Productions
“Little Joys” by Saint Park
“The Disappearance” by Emmett Cooke
“Shape” by Firefly Music
“Held Breath” by Liam Quinn
“Highly Strung” by Jack Pierce
“Travel Stories” by Immersive Music
“HighTide” by Firefly Music

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"Gavel - 1 strike with room reverb" by odditonic (https://freesound.org/s/187706/) licensed under CCBY 3.0
"Man walking indoors with leather" by bulbastre (https://freesound.org/s/126951/) licensed under CCBY 3.0
"Prison cell door open and close" by YleArkisto (https://freesound.org/s/434535/) licensed under CCBY 3.0
"Punching someone and dragging them away" by pfranzen (https://freesound.org/s/423216/) licensed under CCBY 3.0
"5 Bat Hits" by Slave2theLight (https://freesound.org/s/157021/) licensed under CCBY 3.0


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Episode 1.6: Six Beaded Bracelets

Every morning, Kika Sansago would walk to her elementary school in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But one day, she never made it. Instead, she woke up in a Heal Africa hospital bed and found something there that, years later, drew her back to the same hospital--this time, to bring healing to others. But first, she would have to face the ugliness of her past.

TW: this episode contains mentions of child sexual abuse and violence.