BBC News: Kenya empties its death-row cells

August 4, 2009 at 2:32 am (Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, execution, Foreign News, Human Rights) (, , )

By Will Ross
BBC News, Nairobi

More than 4,000 prisoners on death row in Kenya will have their sentences commuted to life imprisonment, President Mwai Kibaki has announced.

No death sentences have been carried out in Kenya for more than two decades.

Since then more than 4,000 people have been on death row in the country’s overcrowded, underfunded prisons.

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