Death sentence unconstitutional,supreme court declares

Death sentence unconstitutional,supreme court declares

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BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,14TH DEC 2017-The Supreme Court has  declared  section 204 of the penal code which prescribes a mandatory death sentence for murder as unconstitutional.

Subsequently the same has been abolished.

The court  ruling on Thursday December 14,revealed that  section of the law was unconstitutional directing the Attorney General to form a committee that will formulate guidelines for the re-sentencing of those on death row.

The convicts who had moved the court have on the other hand been sent back to the High Court for fresh sentencing.

 

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