APP provides secondment opportunities for senior prison officers from East Africa to the UK. On the 11th of February, we welcomed Betty Chepkosgei and Isaac Bwire Naderiia who have both departed Kenya to embark on their 3 month Justice Changemaker Journey.
October 10, 2016, marks the 10th World Day Against the Death Penalty. African Prisons Project are proud to have seen some of our law students at the forefront of fighting against the death penalty in both Kenya and Uganda from death row itself. There are 104 countries across the world who have abolished the death penalty for all crimes, however, Kenya and Uganda retain the death penalty as a mandatory sentence for crimes including murder, treason and robbery with violence.
After many months of planning and preparation, on Saturday, September 17th, we welcomed the fifth cohort of African prison officers deployed to the UK on secondment. We are proud and delighted to host Elizabeth, Moses and Mwanahamisi for 12 intense weeks of training, networking, reflection and laughter.
The High Court in Kenya has ruled that the mandatory death sentence in relation to capital offence is unconstitutional.
A petition was filed by APP law student, Wilson Kinyua, and 11 other death row prisoners serving their sentences at Kamiti Maximum Security Prison, challenging conflicting sentences given to similar offences resulting in a breach of their right to be treated equally.