Leo ni siku ya kukemea adhabu ya kifo duniani. Katika jamii zetu kuna wahalifu wengi na wengine ni sugu na wengine tunatamani wauwawe tukiamini kuwa uovu utakoma. Lakini je adhabu ya kifo inamsaidiaje mtuhumiwa aache uovu, je akiuwawa ndio tutakuwa tumelipa ule uovu?? huwa najiuliza sipati jibu, je hiiadhabu ina malengo gani haswa? Ukipata wasaa wa kuongea na wafungwa waliohukumiwa kunyongwa utapa simamzi ya ajabu, wana msongo, hawana tumaini lolote na wengi hujuta, hujuta sanaa na hutamani wangepewa walau kifungo cha maisha. hii ni moja ya waraka mfupi kutoka mfungwa waliyehukumiwa kunyongwa huko zambia, mfungwa huyu pia ni mtunzi mzuri wa mashairi Dear all, I answer to the name of Job Kasonda Kapita. I am incarcerated in Kabwe. Prior to this I was a Policeman in the Zambia Police Force. It was during he execution of my duty that I got in this horror of a dilemma. I shot and subsequently killed a violent suspicious suspect I wanted to arrest for disorderly conduct at the police station. His verbal provocations, threats and his refusal to be lawfully placed in police cell made it happen. All occurred within the station yard five metres from my office. I was arrested for murder on 6th October 1994. I was convicted in a bizarre manner to be cruelly hanged by the neck till proved dead on 29th February 1995 at the high court. The judge acted unfairly and exhibited unprofessionalism of the worst manner. There was a difference between witness testimonies at the police and at the court. Being unsatisfied with the conviction and sentence I appealed to our Supreme Court. The Supreme Court upheld the conviction and sentence in 1996. Meanwhile the only option I have remained is to write a petition of mercy to the president of our country. I am 33 years of age. I never knew the deceased and therefore had no evil intention to harm him. It was purely a misadventure by the nature of my demanding and dangerous career assigned by the government to maintain law and order. I served in the police force for four years without facing an charge or being implicated in a criminal offence. I am looking for pen friends to support me in my situation. Someone who is loving and caring. My hobbies are Judo, Karate, Golf, Chess, reading Christian literature and solving mathematic problems. I will be thankful for any letter. Job Kasonda Kapita Maximum Security Prison Box 80915 Kabwe, Zambia Na haya ni baadh ya mashairi aliyoandika To be hanged by the neck It brings dreading thoughts Fears as you see people you find vanished They are held in the waiting cells till the day of their execution You only hear shouting voices okay As your friends are led to be executed Then you hear the sound of hammers As the prison guards put last nails on the coffin of an executed prisoner You do not know when your day comes You cannot sleep Minutes are like seconds Hours are like minutes Days like hours Years like days Time flies Lucky are those who win their case when they appeal For they are released It is a dilemma for those of us who lose our cases We languish for years You are abandoned by your family Though they may intend to visit They can be tired of the regular visits As they are made to wait to see their loved ones It takes decades for cases to be considered The reason is best known to the authorities We literally have nothing to do THE DEATH PENALTY Perceived as a deterrent to crime but only meant for paupers as the rich are spared. Though implemented with glee by other societies It is cruel, inhumane and degrading As it violates constitutional protections of the right to life. For example An historical and biblical axiom that Jesus was impaled to death on false testimony Can society permanently eliminate the horrific prospect of executing innocent people ? INJUSTICE Injustice! You applaud at suffering of others, You consider the oppression of others your good triumph! Your triumph fraudulently won because of this your wicked; You're an architect of misunderstanding in all the communities, You're an agent of the devil because you don't stand up for the truth in your Actions. You're on earth to destroy than to build because of your treacherous act and vanity in everything.