4. Who can be protected?

A person qualifies to be protected based on their testimony or if they are related to a witness who requires protection. Protection is only offered to witnesses who need protection from a threat or risk, which exists on account of his or her being a crucial witness.
One qualifies for protection if:

  1. Has given or agreed to give evidence on behalf of the State
  2. Has made a statement to the Police or any law enforcement agency in relation to an offence against a law in Kenya
  3. Is required to give evidence before a court, commission or tribunal outside Kenya, or
  4. For any other reason may require protection under the Act
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