Perceptions on capital offences and punishment in Kenya

Capital offences have been regarded as the most serious crimes against society. These offences attract an ultimate capital punishment in most countries worldwide. The debate to abolish or retain death sentence in Kenya is an on-going concern.

The research found out that members of public supported the abolition of death sentence for capital offences (such as murder, robbery with violence, attempted robbery with violence, treason, oathing and specified military offences) while public officials supported retention of the death sentence. Proponents for retention felt that death penalty is the ultimate punishment and deterrence to serious crimes. Opponents of the death sentence hold that it is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment, it represents an unacceptable denial of human dignity and its irrevocable nature can lead to great injustice to the innocent.Infographics on Perceptions On Capital Offences and Punishment in Kenya

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