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Who will hang Langata prison beauty queen Ruth kamande?(Answered)

But one question remains unanswered, does Kenya have a hangman to take charge of such criminals?
If not, why is she being sentenced to death if there will be nobody to do the job?
The man who was Kenya’s last and longest serving hangman at Kamiti Maximum Security Prison died in 2009.

Kirugumi wa Wanjuki, died in a small village on the slopes of the cold Aberdare Ranges after what was suspected to be a pneumonia attack.

Capital punishment has been practised in Kenya since before independence and is still provided for under Kenyan law.
No executions have been carried out in Kenya since 1987 when Kenya Air Force senior private official Hezekiah Ochuka and Pancras Oteyo Okumu were hanged for treason.

After trying to overthrow retired President Daniel Moi in 1982, Ochuka, Okumu and two other masterminds were sentenced to death and hanged.
They were the last people executed in Kenya to date.

And this has left death row convicts to wait for the never-arriving hangman indefinitely with the President occasionally commuting their sentences to life imprisonment.
In 2016, President Uhuru Kenyatta signed commutation documents turning all death sentences into life jail terms.
Invoking the Power of Mercy provided by Article 133 of the Constitution, Uhuru also signed a pardon warrant and released 102 long-term convicts.
Following the signing at State House, Nairobi, some 2,747 Death Row convicts will now serve life imprisonment — 2,655 males and 92 females.

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