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Creating Efficiency in Kenya’s Bail and Bond Administration

Creating Efficiency in Kenya’s Bail and Bond Regime.  By Shikhutuli NamusyulennAlthough the Constitution together with other laws and instruments gives clear direction on how the justice sector should deal with arrested and accused persons with regard to bail and bond administration in the country, there has been a continuing but robust conversation on the subject.nnImportantly, the dialogue, escalated especially by the Constitution 2010 and the coming into place of the Bail and Bond Policy Guidelines in 2015, revolves around whether there can be uniformity in the application of bail and bond terms to all arrested persons amid the varied circumstances of...

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Team tours Courts & Police stations to monitor implementation of bail & bond in the country

The Bail & Bond Implementation Committee (BBIC) visited Courts, Prisons, police stations, children Remand and Rehab centres countrywide, to engage & sensitize stakeholders & monitor application of bail & bond by Courts & police.nnThe committee toured Kirinyaga, Murang’a Garissa, Uasin Gishu, West Pokot, Kajiado, Machakos,  Makueni, Samburu, Nyandarua, Bungoma and Kisumu Counties among others. nn nn nn nn nn ...

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Bail and Bond team in retreat

The bail and bond team retreated to Naivasha to work on its programmes and write report on the implementation of bail and bond in the country even as it develops a comprehensive Bail and Bond Bill that will address both substantive and procedural issues on bail and bond and, other administrative processes.   The team led by Justice Jessie Lesiit noted that despite the constitutional guarantee that arrested and accused persons have a right to bail and bond regardless of the offence committed, the administration of bail and bond continues to pose challenges both at the police and court level. They cited difficulties...

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