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SELECTION PANEL FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS OF THE POWER OF MERCY ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPLICANTS FOR THE OFFICE OF MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON POWER OF MERCY PURSUANT to Article 133(2) and sections 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 of the Power of Mercy Act, 2011, the Selection Panel for the Appointment of Members of [...]

Death Penalty Debate proceeds to Meru & Tharaka Nithi Counties

A continuing national public debate, which seeks to solicit views from Kenyans on the administration of capital punishment and management of capital offences, will take place in Meru & Tharaka Nithi Counties on Thursday 27th October and Friday 28th October, 2016, respectively. The nationwide public discussion being spearheaded by the Power of Mercy Advisory Committee [...]

Death row convicts get a reprieve

NAIROBI, 24 October 2016 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed commutation documents commuting all death sentences into life jail terms. Following the signing of the documents at State House, Nairobi, some 2747 death row convicts will now serve life imprisonment. This includes 2655 male convicts and 92 female convicts who will be removed from [...]

POMAC Committee members visited the Nairobi West Prison

Thursday 18th August, 2016, POMAC Committee members visited the Nairobi West Prison to sensitize and educate prisoners and staff on the power of mercy and its application.

visit to the Nairobi West Prison to sensitize and educate prisoners and staff working in the correctional facility

The Power of Mercy Advisory Committee (POMAC) will on Thursday 18th August, 2016 visit the Nairobi West Prison to sensitize and educate prisoners and staff working in the correctional facility on the power of mercy and procedures relating to its application. The activity will take place at 10.30 a.m. During the Nairobi West Prison visit, [...]

national public debate which seeks to solicit views from Kenyans on the administration of capital punishment and management

An ongoing national public debate which seeks to solicit views from Kenyans on the administration of capital punishment and management of capital offences kicks off today in Kisii County. The public discussion being spearheaded by the Power of Mercy and Advisory Committee (POMAC) and National Crime Research Centre (NCRC) will be conducted in other five [...]

A Kenyan delegation is in Oslo, Norway to attend the 6th World Congress against the Death Penalty.

The three day Congress, starting today, seeks to assist countries develop new strategies for universal abolition of the death penalty. This year’s theme is Abolition Now! The Kenyan delegation, under the leadership of the Power of Mercy Advisory Committee (POMAC), is expected to present the Kenya position on the ongoing global debate on the death [...]

(POMAC) has supported calls to abolish life sentence from the country’s penal system

The Power of Mercy Advisory Committee (POMAC) has supported calls to abolish life sentence from the country’s penal code system. The committee joined the prison department and inmates in calling for the amendment of the law so that life sentence could turn into a definite jail term. This emerged when the committee visited Naivasha GK [...]

Team wants kids out of jail

The Power of Mercy Advisory Committee wants the law reviewed for pregnant women or those with small children to be given alternative punishments for crime. Vice chairperson Regina Boisabi said children live in deplorable conditions in jail. She spoke at Murang’a Women’s Prison on Friday. Boisabi said the judiciary should consider community service, probation, suspended [...]