Life in jail not too cruel for those who deserve it
I’m a regular reader of the Nation. However, with regard to the article by Peter Mwaura (July 14), I beg to differ. Life sentence cannot be too cruel for those who deserve it.
Take the case of those who recently attacked churches and killed worshippers in Garissa. If they are proved by a competent court of law to be guilty, does the columnist mean punishment of life in prison is too severe for them?
What right to life do such persons have when they take the very fundamental right to life of innocent civilians deliberately? He says a death sentence might be better in some cases. I agree with him on that.
JUSTUS KIVANDI, Runyenjes