Don’t abol­ish death sen­tence, say two Embu po­lice chiefs

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Eastern/northeastern -

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.

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