Two COVID-19 Lessons that Were Long Overdue to Kenya’s Justice Sector

5 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2020

Date Written: June 12, 2020

Abstract

The two decisions made by policymakers in Kenya’s because of COVID-19 were timely but were bound to happen. they are direct economic benefits for reducing the prison population and use of technology in courts. If the Prison population is reduced at least by 10%, the prison population will reduce by 22,372 prisoners. Using the GDP Per Capita as of 2018, we estimate that income gained would be equivalent to Ksh 4.3 billion whereas a 30% prison population reduction would be 67,115 prisoners and equivalent to Ksh 12.9 billion. The mechanism of technology must allow for more accountability.

Suggested Citation

Kemboi, Leo Kipkogei, Two COVID-19 Lessons that Were Long Overdue to Kenya’s Justice Sector (June 12, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3625502 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3625502

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