Words from Kenya

Archives for October 2014

Killing Suspects

The Kenyan press are regularly reporting the death of 'suspected' criminals at the hands of the police or other security enforcement officers. Most of these people are suspected of crimes that would not actually carry the death penalty if they were tried and convicted. KWS for example shoots dead a lot of suspected poachers. Poaching doesn't carry the death penalty here. It seems we have a justice system that runs parallel to, but entirely separate from, the legal system of justice. This parallel justice system is pretty much accepted. Most people don't seem to think there is anything wrong with a death sentence being handed out to people who are 'suspected' of a crime. Or see the ... Continue Reading