CRIMINAL JUSTICE PART 2

Bias, incompetence blamed for dooming convicts to the gallows

With two separate task forces painting the picture of an unfair justice system, and a high overturn rate on appeal, judges and lawyers are on the spot for their role in condemning mostly poor, ignorant suspects

In Summary

• Those condemned to die do not work. They wake up each morning, idle the whole day and retreat to their cells, while counting down the hours to their natural death.

• The taxpayer spends Sh422 million each year to enable the Kenya Prisons Services cater for these convicts as they await their fate.

The country’s criminal justice system leaves a lot to be desired. In yesterday's edition, we reported how convicts are studying law to save themselves and fellow inmates from the shackles of ...

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