Tag: Kenya

Nov 03

Thirteen men in Kenya awarded compensation for police torture more than 20 years ago

Kenneth Matiba in 2015 (The Star - Nairobi)

Thirteen men have been awarded total compensation of US$5,384,895 as a result of being tortured by police in Kenya between 1982 and 1995. The compensation was awarded in three separate lawsuits. High Court Justice John Mativo ordered compensation in two lawsuits involving twelve men tortured by the police in Kenya between 1982 and 1995. Five …

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Oct 17

Appeals Court Rules Minor Male Prosecuted For Indecent Act With Minor Was Discriminated Against Because The Girl Wasn’t Also Prosecuted

High Court of Homa Bay in Mbita, Kenya (The Standard)

Kenya’s High Court has quashed the prosecution of a 16-year-old boy for having sex with a 17-year-old girl. He was charged with defilement and committing an indecent act with a minor. One of the reasons the appeals court quashed his prosecution is he wasn’t afforded equal protection of the law because the girl wasn’t also …

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Oct 31

Kenya’s President Commutes Sentence Of 2,747 Death Row Prisoners

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta (wikileaks.org)

On October 24, 2016 Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta commuted the sentence of all 2,747 persons on death row to a sentence of life imprisonment. In addition, the president issued pardons to 102 prisoners serving long sentences. President Kenyatta’s office issued the following statement: President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed commutation documents commuting all death sentences into …

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Jul 01

Usama bin Laden Is Legally Innocent: 1993 and 1998 Indictments Are Dismissed

Indictment Against Usama bin Laden For 1998 Embassy Bombings Dismissed

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Aug 10

Police Torture Victims Awarded $493,000

Police Torture Victims Awarded $493,000

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