Mahakama kuu ya Kenya yatangaza kifungo cha maisha ni kinyume na Katiba

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Mahakama kuu ya Kenya imetangaza kwamba kifungo cha maisha ni kinyume cha katiba na kimeelezwa kuwa ni hukumu isiyo na mantiki wala usawa.

Kwa mujibu wa Jaji Justice Nixon Sifuna, kumpa mtu adhabu ya kifungo cha maisha kunakiuka haki ya utu wa binadamu iliyohakikishwa chini ya Ibara ya 28 ya katiba.

Jaji huyo amesema kuwa katika kutoa adhabu ya kifungo cha maisha, mahakama inahitaji kutaja kipindi hicho kwa siku, miezi au miaka na tarehe inayojulikana.

Nchini Kenya, inaonekana kwamba mfungwa anapaswa kutumikia kifungo chake gerezani hadi atakapokufa baada ya kupewa adhabu ya kifungo cha maisha.

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The high court has declared life imprisonment unconstitutional terming it as an unreasonable and absurd sentence

According to Justice Nixon Sifuna, handing an offender a life sentence violates the right to human dignity guaranteed under Article 28 of the constitution.

The judge said in imposing a term of life imprisonment, the court needs to state it in days, months or years and with a known date of commencement.

In Kenya it is assumed that a prisoner should serve their time in prison until they die when they are slapped with life imprisonment.

SOURCE: NATION
 
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