Judge roots for protection of child offenders
SEE ALSO :Golf: Five players to watch at US OpenThe judge stated that the police officer who made the arrest, prosecutor, trial magistrate and also the prison department which held PK had an obligation to address the needs of the minor. Conflict with law Ngugi noted that when a child is in conflict with the law, he or she has a right to be held separately from adults and in conditions that take account of their sex and age. But PK was in adult custody in spite being a minor. The judge said it is important for trial courts to make inquiries or conduct pre-trial conference where a person is charged with a serious offence before the trial commences so as to be faithful to Article 21(3) of the Constitution in cases of persons who appear to be minors. PK appealed against the life sentence handed to him on October 10, 2013.
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