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The Death Penalty in Kenya: A Punishment that has Died Out in Practice

  • Briefing Notes
  • 20 Jul 2022

In 2021, The Death Penalty Project and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, in partnership with the Australian National University commissioned Prof. Carolyn Hoyle, Director of The Death Penalty Research Unit, at the University of Oxford, to undertake research in order to provide accurate data on attitudes towards the death penalty in Kenya and facilitate a constructive conversation on the future of capital punishment. The research examined the views of both the general public in Kenya and also opinion formers, those considered influential in shaping, and responding to, national views.

This briefing note sets out to summarise the key findings of both part one and part two of this ground-breaking research. You can read the full reports here.

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