(+) 300 CONVICTS WANTED TO BE EXECTUTED
Early this month, some 300 Death Row inmates begged for execution or commuted sentences, saying they live in agony and limbo. It’s better to be dead, they said, than to live in solitary confinement for years, denied reading or gainful employment. Assistant commissioner David Macharia said the prisons should be cleared to do “what the law says” or the death sentence be abolished. He said some convicts have been wallowing in incarceration for decades, causing undue congestion in correctional facilities. Macharia said life imprisonment should be defined to state how long a prisoner handed the sentence should stay behind bars.