Kenyans serving time abroad set to be repatriated
11 March 2016, 16:47
Nairobi – Kenyan nationals
serving time in foreign prisons are set to be repatriated if bilateral
agreements and treaties with the respective countries are implemented, reports
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This comes after the
drafting of the Model Agreement for Negotiation on the Transfer of Prisoners.
This will form part of the implementation
of the Transfer of Prisoners Act, 2015 which came into effect on October 12th,
The newly formed agreement
will also explain the conditions for transfer of prisoners.
It is estimated that about
3 000 Kenyans are serving jail time in various parts of the world which is
similar to the number of foreign nationals.
The Transfer of Prisoners
Act 2015 is also to ensure that when prisoners are afforded their basic human
rights also in line with international conventions.
Also the Model Agreement
will only take effect when there is an agreement with Kenya and a foreign
country. The conditions are to be set through the Attorney General or by an
application from the Prisoner to the Attorney General for consideration but
only if that person is a national of Kenya.
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