EDITORâ€”I do not believe in the death penalty because death is not really a punishment. When one is dead, there is no lesson to learn. Besides, only God has the power to take life. I consider the death sentence as revenge and not justice.
The Supreme Court has ruled that convicts should not spend more than three years on death row and those who have already spent three years and more should have their sentences commuted.
Some people have already been released while others have been sentenced to life imprisonment, which actually means 20 years. What I donâ€™t understand is the criteria followed. For example, John Katuramu was sentenced to death with his nephew Kwezi. Katuramu has been shifted from the condemned section to the general one. What is Kweziâ€™s fate?
They committed the same crime. The other convicts who have been transferred are Kooky Sharma and Kamya Wavamunno. Is it only the rich and prominent who are beneficiaries?
Who makes the decision on convicts?