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 (POMAC) provides a platform for Kenyans to express their opinions on capital offences and what form of punishment capital offenders should be subjected to.

In Meru County the debate will take place at the Kamunde Hall, Chuka Town, while in Tharaka Nithi County the venue for the public dialogue will be at the Transnational Sacco Hall, Chuka. The public discourse begins at 10.00am.

The death penalty debate will be conducted in 7 other counties within the next two weeks. These include: Isiolo, Embu, Turkana and Mandera. Others are Wajir, Marsabit and Nairobi.

So far, 38 counties have participated in the countrywide exercise, which began on May 16, 2016, and is expected to be completed in a month’s time.

From the debate, POMAC will document findings of the public views and make appropriate recommendations arising from the opinions expressed by members of the public.