Termination of protection and assistance – witness protection


Kenya - Witness Protection Act 2006 (2020) EN

10. Cessation of protection and assistance
(1) Protection and assistance provided under the programme to a participantshallparticipant shall be terminated by the Director if the participant requests in writing that it be terminated.
(2) Protection and assistance provided under the programme may beterminatedbe terminated by the Director if—
(a) the participant deliberately breaches a term of the memorandum of understanding or a requirement or undertaking relating to the programme;
(b) anything done or intended to be done by the participant is, in the opinion of the Director, likely to threaten the security or compromise the integrity of the programme; or
(c) the circumstances which gave rise to the need for protection and assistance for the participant have ceased to exist,
and the Director is of the opinion that, in the circumstances of the case, the protection and assistance should be terminated.

. Notice of involuntary termination or suspension
If protection and assistance provided under the programme to a participant are terminated or suspended under section 10 or 11, the Director shall notify any law enforcement agency which is interested in the decision.
[Act No. 2 of 2010, s. 14.]

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;