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Intersex convict on death row walks free

Intersex convict on death row walks free

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012 – 00:00 — BY JILLO KADIDA

An intersex convict who lost a case to introduce a third gender into Kenya’s law two years ago has been set free.

Richard Muasya who was serving death sentence after being convicted for robbery with violence said “it was moment of joy” as he was handed his freedom by the high court.

Judges Hatari Waweru, Jessie Lesiit and George Dulu said Muasya’s conviction is unsafe. “Having assessed the available evidence, we are not satisfied that the circumstances prevailing at the time of the robbery were conducive to a good and positive identification of the appeallant (Muasya),” read the ruling. Continue reading

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