Don’t abolish death sentence, say two Embu police chiefs
Two Embu police bosses have said the death sentence should remain in force to reduce capital offences.
Embu West subcounty police boss Francis Sang and investigations chief Joshua Cheptoo spoke on Friday during a public hearing convened by the Presidential Power of Mercy Advisory Committee.
The meeting was chaired by Pomac secretary Michael Kagika.
They said convicted robbers and murderers should be hanged to instil fear in would-be perpetrators.
“There are two methods I would propose to be used in executing the death sentence – hanging or forming a firing squad to shoot a convict dead,” Sang said.
Cheptoo said experience has shown him some people can never reform so “they should be hanged.”
He cited a person who murdered 18 people after being released.