Mombasa Regional Office,
Mombasa Law Courts Building,
Off Dedan Kimathi Avenue,
Mama Ngina Drive,
Kisumu Regional Office,
Kisumu Law Courts Building,
Cellphone: 0707-753629, 0790-940313
WELCOME TO WITNESS PROTECTION AGENCY
The Kenya’s Witness Protection Agency is a body corporate established under the Witness Protection Act, (Cap 79 Laws of Kenya) which came into operation on 1st September 2008 vide Legal Notice No. 110/2008 dated 19th August, 2008 as amended by the Witness Protection (Amendment) Act, 2010.
The Regulations to facilitate the efficient and effective implementation of the Act were promulgated vide Legal Notice No. 99 of 2011 which came into force on 5th August 2011.
The object and purpose of the Agency is to provide the framework and procedures for giving special protection, on behalf of the State, to persons in possession of important information and who are facing potential risk or intimidation due to their co-operation with prosecution and other law enforcement agencies.
In recognition of the centrality of witness protection in enhanced administration of justice, the Witness Protection Agency, The Judiciary and the International Commission of Jurists (Kenya) came up with the Witness Protections Rules, 2015, that guides the courts and interested parties in trials on judicial witness protection measures and procedures. The Rules were gazetted vide Legal Notice No. 225 of 2015 by the Hon. Chief Justice on 30th October 2015 and become operational on 30th November 2015.