Capital punishment in Kenya

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Capital Punishment has been practiced in Kenya since before independence and is still provided for under Kenyan law. No executions have been carried out in Kenya since 1986,[1] when Hezekiah Ochuka and Pancras Oteyo Okumu were hanged for treason.[2]

Despite the lack of executions, death sentences are still passed in Kenya. In July 2013, Ali Babitu Kololo was sentenced to death for his role in the murder and kidnapping of two British tourists,[3] and in 2014 a nurse received a death sentence after being convicted of carrying out an abortion on a woman who subsequently died.[4]