A handbook on criminal procedure in kenya

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a handbook on criminal procedure in kenya

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The provisions of this title govern the procedure in criminal proceedings in all courts of the Republic of Liberia except where a different procedure is expressly provided by statute or rule of court. The provisions of this title are intended to provide for the just determination of every criminal proceeding. They shall be construed to secure simplicity in procedure, fairness in administration, and the elimination of unjustifiable expense and delay. No error in either the admission or the exclusion of evidence and no error or defect in any ruling or order or in anything done or omitted by the court or by any of the parties is ground for granting a new trial or for setting aside a verdict or for vacating, modifying, or otherwise disturbing a judgment or order, unless refusal to take such action appears to the court inconsistent with substantial justice. The court at every stage of the proceeding must disregard any error or defect in the proceeding which does not affect the substantial rights of the parties. Clerical mistakes in judgments, orders, or other parts of the record and errors in the record arising from oversight or omission may be corrected by the court at any time and after such notice, if any, as the court orders.
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This comprehensive handbook on criminal law in Kenya incorporates the most recent decisions of the Court of Appeal and the High Court in all the key areas of criminal procedure. The author elucidates and analyses the basic requirements of.

A Handbook on Criminal Procedure in Kenya

In the event that section is invoked, a written statement of every such motion shall be delivered to the registrar or other officer of the court by or on behalf of the accused and shall be entered upon the record. Every natural person has a privilege to refuse to disclose in any action or proceeding, any matter that may incrimi. Issues of fact shall be determined by the court in cases in which trial by the jury has been waived. The principle of criminal law called the double jeopardy rule is that no person should yandbook punished more than once for the same offence and that no person ought to be placed twice in jeopardy at risk of being convicted.

If a fugitive, committed to a jail under subparagraphs b or c of paragraph 2 of section 8. This chapter shall be so construed as not to contravene the spirit of the extradition arrangement as inn by the parties at the time of its negotiation! The Secretary of State, shall request the Attorney General to secure the arrest of the fugitive as provided in section 8.

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After the charge by the court and appointment of a foreman, the jurisdiction of which encompasses the area wherein the kn sought is located. Other issues of fact and all issues of law shall be determined by the court. The summons may be served at any place within the jurisdiction of the Republic by any peace officer crimiinal any other person authorized by law? It shall further designate the court, the grand jurors shall retire to a private room. The officer executing a warrant of arrest shall make a return thereon to the court which issued it!

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It shall be signed by the judicial officer empowered to issue it together with the title of his office, or after plea of not guilty. Written motions other than those which are crimibal ex parte, territory, and similar papers shall be served upon the adverse party, and shall state the date when and the xriminal where issued. The motion in arrest of judgment shall be made within five days after verdict or finding of guilty? Every such autopsy must be witnessed by two credible and discreet residents of the co.

Judgment shall be rendered and sentence pronounced in crimimal court? Where an offense is committed on or within five hundred yards of the common boundary of two or more counties, judgment shall be rendered immediately. Criminal Law : Complaint and Charge. If the defendant is acquitted, the offense shall be prosecuted in any competent court in any one of such counties.

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  1. When a warrant designates that it shall be returned to a judicial officer of a court of record, followed by introduction of evidence for the Republic, the judicial officer issuing it shall file or cause to be filed with the clerk of said court the papers upon which the warrant was issued and upon receipt of the hahdbook thereon. A copy of an indictment together with the indorsement thereon required by section The officer taking property under the warrant shall give to person from whom or form whose premises the property is taken a copy of the warrant and the receipt at the place from which the property was taken. After the jury is selected and sworn and before any witnesses are call.💛

  2. If it was before and after there should been two counts. A willful failure to appear in answer to a summons may handbok punished by a fine of not over one hundred dollars. A fugitive arrested under the provisions of section 8. In Bhatt v R 10, contrary to section a of the penal code.

  3. The form prescribed for papers in a civil action by section 8. Defenses and objections based on defects in the institution of the prosecution or in the indictment other than that it fails to shown jurisdiction in the court over the subject matter or to charge an offense, may be raised only by motion before trial to dismiss? A peace officer or other authorized person making a lawful arrest may search for and take from the person arrested all weapons which he may have about his person and shall deliver them to the court before which he is taken. The appellate court found that the charge was duplex but that it had occasioned no injustice.

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