Kenyan Court Ruling on Death Penalty

August 2, 2010 at 1:41 am (Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Foreign News) (, )

Landmark ruling on death penalty

Three judges of appeal on Friday declared the mandatory death sentence for murder unconstitutional.

In a landmark decision, the three upheld a constitutional provision on protection against inhuman treatment and declared section 204 of the Penal Code, which stipulates death as the only sentence for murder, as inconsistent with the Constitution.

But the death penalty will remain lawful until such a time when Kenyans decide to do away with it, the three judges said.

Full story here.

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