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Kenya continue to issue death penalty to minor offendors

04 June 2013, 19:03

Nairobi -  Judges and Magistrates in Kenya have continued to hand judgements of the death penalty even in minor offences that require lesser sentences, the UN committee has said.

According to Standard Digital, the verdict was arrived at after Kenya gave a Report to the Committee against Torture on the Review of Kenya’s Second Periodic Report on Implementation of the Provisions of the International Covenant against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment.

The report says that there is legal uncertainty following High Court judgements by the high number of death sentences passed.

- For Standard Digital


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