In the Republic of Kenya, the basic duty of the Kenya Police officers and the Directorate of criminal investigation includes maintaining law and order and protecting their members of the public from any harassment or attack.
However, in the same republic, there are several human beings who are immune to arrest or civil or criminal jurisdiction as they are protected by a standing court order. As the Kenyans continue celebrating and relating with their new Government, this article will help them to be informed of these people who are protected by the standing orders.
These people enjoying immunity includes the following;
Accredited diplomats and certain representatives of the United Nations Agencies. This diplomats enjoys immunity from civil or criminal jurisdiction and cannot be compelled to appear in court either as accused persons or witnesses unless the immunity is waived by either the head of his or her mission or the head of his or her Government.
The members of the family of the diplomat , a member of the technical or administrative staff of foreign mission are also protected and immune to arrest by the kenya police or the DCI.
Refer to the screenshot below of the National Standing Order Chapter 36 that tells more about relating with diplomatic corps in Kenya.
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