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What Does The Kenyan Law Say About Treason?

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary treason, in definition, is "the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign's family."

According to the Penal Code of the Laws of Kenya;

Chapter VII - Treason and Allied Offences
40. (1) Any person who, owing allegiance to the Republic, in Treason.
32 Cap. 63 Penal Code [2009]
Kenya or elsewhere -
(a) compasses, imagines, invents, devises or intends -

(i) the death, maiming or wounding, or the imprisonment or
restraint, of the President; or
(ii) the deposing by unlawful means of the President from
his position as President or from the style, honour and
name of Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the
Armed Forces of the Republic of Kenya; or
(iii) the overthrow by unlawful means of the Government;
and
(b) expresses, utters or declares any such compassings,
imaginations, inventions, devices or intentions by publishing
any printing or writing or by any overt act or deed,
is guilty of the offence of treason.

(2) Any person who, owing allegiance to the Republic -
(a) levies war in Kenya against the Republic; or
(b) is adherent to the enemies of the Republic, or gives them
aid or comfort, in Kenya or elsewhere; or
(c) instigates whether in Kenya or elsewhere any person to
invade Kenya with an armed force,
is guilty of the offence of treason.

(3) Any person who is guilty of the offence of treason shall be
sentenced to death.

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