Donations to the Community of Sant'Egidio are tax deductible
under current regulations

Also this year it can target the 5x1000 to the Community of Sant'Egidio
Write the number 80191770587 in the tax return

Andrea Riccardi: on the web

Andrea Riccardi: on social networks

Andrea Riccardi: press review

change language
sei in: no death penalty - news newslettercontact uslink

Sostieni la Comunità

 
March 7 2009 | KENYA

Kenya

Soon death penalty might be abolished

 
versione stampabile

VPPS

Kenya might abolish death penalty-Musyoka

The government is in the process of reviewing the death penalty and address the plight of over 4000 prisoners on the death row.

Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka said his office was in consultation with the Attorney General and Office of the President to come up with way forward.

He said this may mean considering abolishing the death penalty ahead of the constitution review.

Though Kenya has not officially abolished the death penalty and the sentence is still being handed down, the sentence is hardly ever carried out and sometimes inmates on the death row end up spending the rest of their lives in prisons.

The last prisoner to hanged in the country was Hezekiah Ochuka in 1986 for his role in the aborted 1982 coup.

"Some African countries like Rwanda have already abolished the death penalty, we may go in that direction if there is consensus", he said.

The Vice President was speaking Thursday when he unveiled four new tractors worth Ksh 16 million and other supplies meant for the penal institutions.

Mr. Musyoka said the government has set aside funds under the Authority to Incur Expenditure fund totaling Ksh. 110 million for the construction of staff houses under the Rapid Results Initiative Programme.

Thi he said would alleviate the staff housing problem in the department.

He noted that the ministry has also released Ksh. 38.9 million for the construction of modern sanitary facilities to replace the indecent bucket toilet system still in use in 39 prisons in the country.

The Vice President said the ministry was looking for private partnership in order to assist in the improvement of both housing and hygienic conditions in prisons.

The Vice President challenged the Provincial Prisons Commanders to ensure that the funds allocated to officers were utilized well for the intended purpose adding that theft of the funds will not be tolerated.

The Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Vice President and Home Affairs, Dr. Ludeki Chweya said the purchase of the tractors was a first step to revitalize Prison Enterprises and enable the institutions be self sufficient in food while the surplus could be sold to boost the department's revolving fund.

NEWS CORRELATE
September 6 2019

Despite thousands of appeals for clemency, Billy Crutsinger was executed yesterday. Pain and disdain for this horror. Let’s keep on struggling to stop the death penalty


Thanks to all those who joined our appeals
March 15 2019
UNITED STATES
March 14, 2019

Bishops’ Conference Committee Chairman Welcomes Governor of California’s Declaration of Moratorium on Death Penalty


#DeathChamberClosedForMercy
March 15 2019
UNITED STATES
By Mario marazziti

The death penalty makes everyone guilty. The revolutionary choice of the governor of California who signed the moratorium on capital executions ·

February 27 2019
Bruxelles from February 26 to March 1

Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the abolition of the death penalty worldwide Francis sent a video message to the "World Congress Against the Death Penalty"

November 14 2018
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, Cultural) Approves Death Penalty Moratorium


Approved as amended by a recorded vote of 123 in favour to 36 against, with 30 abstentions
November 3 2018
GERMANY
The death penalty in Germany was canceled by the judiciary of the Federal Republic in 1949, while in the Democratic Republic it was abolished in 1987

The German state of Hesse has voted to finally scrap the death penalty from its constitution

tutte le news correlate

RASSEGNA STAMPA CORRELATA
November 28 2016
AP

High court to examine mental disability, death penalty issue
November 12 2016
Internazionale

Si rafforza la pena di morte negli Stati Uniti
November 11 2016

Al liceo classico “Socrate” di Bari, conferenza “Non c’è giustizia senza vita”
October 24 2016
New York Times

The Death Penalty, Nearing Its End
June 4 2016
The Washington Post

Meet the red-state conservatives fighting to abolish the death penalty
tutta la rassegna stampa correlata

VIDEO FOTO
53
Video promo Cities for Life 2015
3:22

114 visite

253 visite

67 visite

76 visite

80 visite
tutta i media correlati