Bail and Bond Administration

The Bail and Bond Implementation Committee is driving a national campaign to sensitize justice sector stakeholders, the public and the media on bail and bond and citizen’s rights. The campaign is built around Kenya’s Bail and Bond Policy Guidelines.

Alongside public outreach, it includes formal training in effective application of the Bail and Bond Policy for judicial officers, police, prosecutors, probation officers and others who are on the frontlines delivering justice services. A range of information resources are publicly available in English and Swahili (see below). Look out for sensitization events at your local court station and other venues.

What is Bail?

Bail is an agreement between a suspect or accused person with the police/court that the accused person will attend court when required, and that should the accused person fail to appear, the court may issue warrants of arrest, and order forfeiture of the amount deposited.

What is Bond?

A bond is an undertaking entered into by an accused person to comply with conditions set by the court as a condition for his/her release while awaiting or continuing with trial. There are two forms of bonds: personal bond (free bond) and bond with surety.

Did you know?

You shall not be remanded in custody if the offence you face is punishable by a fine only or by imprisonment for not more than six months. Bail and bond are a legitimate part of the legal process and should not be mistaken for a bribe or fine.

The Judiciary Bail and Bond Charter

The purpose of this Charter is to pledge our commitment to you on the administration of Bail and Bond.

National Police Service Bail & Bond Charter

The purpose of this Charter is to pledge our commitment to you on the administration of Bail and Bond.

Probation & Aftercare Bail & Bond Charter

The purpose of this Charter is to pledge our commitment to you on the administration of Bail and Bond.

Downloads

Bail & Bond Policy Guidelines

Defintions English | Swahili


About Poster English | Swahili


FAQs English | Swahili


Stickers English | Swahili