the circumstances when a Kenyan’s arrest is lawful

The circumstances when a Kenyan’s arrest is lawful

In Kenya, one may be arrested:

  • to carry out a court order.
  • To bring one to a court of law.




  • If one is suspected of committing or is about to commit a criminal offence.
  • To contain the spread of an infectious disease or to protect and treat a person suspected to be mentally ill or a drug addict.
  • To secure education or welfare for a minor (an under-age).

the limits to a citizen‟s rights in Kenya.

  • In the pursuit of our rights, we must not infringe on those of others by endangering them or causing them discomfort.
  • We must enjoy our rights within the existing law, without deviation.




  • Enjoyment of our rights ought not work against national interests

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