The Capital Offenders' Punishment and Death Sentence Dilemma In Kenya

Show simple item record Omboto, John Onyango 2015-02-16T07:50:24Z 2015-02-16T07:50:24Z 2015-01
dc.identifier.issn 2307-227X
dc.description Abstract en_US
dc.description.abstract In May 2013, two robbers were sentenced to death by a Kiambu court despite of their plea for a motherly mercy to the lady magistrate who correctly informed them that Death sentence was the only punishment for convicted violent robbers (Daily Nation Newspaper 4/5/3013 pg 8). Again on 29/07/2013 a Lamu court sentenced a Mr Batito Kololo for murder and kidnap of British nationals (The Standard Newspaper 07/07/2013pg7). However, despite the fact that this mode of punishment is legal in Kenya according to the laws; therefore, several other offenders have been condemned by the courts throughout the country before and after the two cases mentioned above , execution in the country has not been conducted for about thirty years; making nonsense of the statutes, and subjecting such offenders to needless wait of anguish. Based on the theories of punishment, this paper looks at death sentence in detail, assesses Kenya’s dilemma and its’ effects, and recommends the way forward. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Research In Social Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume;NO. 9
dc.subject Death Sentence en_US
dc.subject Capital offenders en_US
dc.subject Legal statutes en_US
dc.subject Theories of punishment en_US
dc.subject Kenya en_US
dc.title The Capital Offenders' Punishment and Death Sentence Dilemma In Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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