DELIVERING JUSTICE

Scrap death penalty in the Penal Code

In Summary

• The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that mandatory death sentences could still apply to offences other than murder

• In 2017, it was found in the Muruatetu murder case that the mandatory death sentence was unconstitutional

In her first major ruling, Justice Martha Koome and the Supreme Court have allowed the mandatory death penalty to remain in place for offences other than murder – particularly treason and robbery ...

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