Kenyans in foreign jails could be brought home

Council of Governors Chairman Peter Munya (left) listens keenly to Attorney-General Githu Muigai on March 10, 2016 during the Second Annual Conference on the Administration of Justice at Enashipai Spa hotel in Naivasha. Prof Muigai is guiding the drafting of proposals that will form the basis of implementing a law that will see the repatriation of Kenyans in foreign jails. PHOTO | MACHARIA MWANGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • However, the conditions for transfer can only be made through an application by the concerned countries through the Attorney-General or by an application from the prisoner to the AG.
  • It is estimated that close to 3,000 Kenyans are serving jail sentences in various countries, with Kenyan prisons also holding an almost similar number of foreigners.

Kenya is drafting a Bill that will see its nationals in foreign jails repatriated to serve the rest of their terms in local prisons.

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