Liquor laws effect on Women’s conviction

Edith Nyamichaba
Post Date: 14 December 2016

In 2010, the Kenyan government enacted the Alcoholic Drinks Control Act or Liquor Act aimed at regulating the trade in alcohol. This meant more regulations regarding the manufacturing and sale of alcohol with a system of licenses and permits. There are however evident disparities in sentences, absence of proportionality and uniformity in sentencing and lack of information on the process of sentences in some of the laws in this country. Within the Liquor Act for example, data on the number of convicted offenders shows a rather skewed view against women. While all these reforms are laudable, the efficiency and performance of the criminal justice and penal regime has not been examined more keenly. 

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