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Witness Protection Agency receives vehicles and equipment to boost its operations

The Agency received a donation of vehicles and equipment to boost its operations in protecting threatened witnesses in Kenya in a ceremony held on 29th October 2020 at Milimani Law Courts.The donation of three 4-wheel drive pickups and office equipment from the European Union and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will provide daily support to protected witnesses...

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Mitigating Against Corona Virus (COVID19) at The Agency

Our Agency has put arrangements in place to protect the health of staff, clients and stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Witness Protection Agency contributes to state of justice report

The Witness Protection Agency is among 22 justice sector agencies and national committees featured in Kenya’s newest State of the Judiciary and the Administration of Justice Report (SOJAR). Released yesterday, the SOJAR for the 2018/2019 financial year highlights the achievements, progress and challenges during the period for the Judiciary, other agencies in the justice sector...

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Protected witness contributes poem for United Nations newsletter

A poem by a protected witness under the care of our Agency has been published in a newsletter issued by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The poem, entitled ‘I Feel Protected’, features in the December 2019 edition of the PLEAD Verdict newsletter. For privacy reasons,...

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Review of NSSF Act to benefit employees

Managing income and expenditure risks in old age is vital especially when one retires from active service. As employees age, economic volatility increases since traditional support systems become weaker. Formal pension programmes such as National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and cash transfers have so far been limited in their coverage with few incentives for...

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Witness protection critical in human trafficking cases

Witness protection is now recognized as a crucial element in countering trafficking in persons as well as a fundamental human right, under national and international law. Article 50 of the Constitution of Kenya, not only provides for the protection of witnesses and other vulnerable persons in the interests of fair hearings before courts, but...

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Protect witnesses in KRA crackdown

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) seems to have woken up from slumber and flexed its muscle in hotly pursuing tax evaders. The obvious trigger is the dry coffers at Treasury compounded by the need to implement the Big 4 Development Agenda and the burgeoning public debt. The Government has faced questions on its huge appetite...

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Terror informants require protection

The war on terror needs concerted efforts if the safety of Kenyans is to be safeguarded. It was recently reported that a planned terror attack in Mombasa was foiled towards its last stages of execution. Three suspects were shot dead while seven others were arrested. Police believe it would have been one of the...

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The role of Kenya’s Witness Protection Agency explained

The agency, which has covered 328 witnesses and 800 dependents since its inception in 2011, also assists people facing threats for having crucial information in serious crimes including murder, corruption, and terror among other cases/FILE With cases of sexual violence on the rise, the Witness Protection Agency is calling on Kenyans to familiarize with its...

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