Witness protection - national proceedings


Kenya - Witness Protection Act 2006 (2020) EN

4. Protective action
(1) The Agency shall establish and maintain a witness protection programmeandprogramme and shall take such action as may be necessary and reasonable to protect the safety and welfare of the protected persons.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the action taken undersubsectionunder subsection (1) may include but not be limited to—
(a) physical and armed protection;
(b) relocation within or outside Kenya;;
(c) change of identity; or
(d) any other measure necessary to ensure the safety of a protected person;
(3) The Agency may request the courts, in support of the programme, toimplementto implement protection measures during court proceedings which measures may include but not be limited to—
(a) holding in camera or closed sessions;
(b) the use of pseudonyms;
(c) the reduction of identifying information;
(d) the use of video link; or
(e) employing measures to obscure or distort the identity of the witness.
(4) The Agency shall put in place support measures to facilitate the integrationof integration of the protected person.
[Act No. 2 of 2010, s. 6, Act No. 45 of 2016, s. 14.]6.]

Rome Statute

Article 93 Other forms of cooperation

1. States Parties shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Part and under procedures of national law, comply with requests by the Court to provide the following assistance in relation to investigations or prosecutions:

(j) The protection of victims and witnesses and the preservation of evidence;