Efficacy of investigative laws in Kenya: the case of the directorate of criminal investigations
KURIA, JOSEPHINE NYAMBURA
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Reports from Kenyan courts show an increasing number of acquittals due to poor and/or lack of evidence. This is the situation in Kenya despite the establishment of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) that has branches in all the counties in Kenya. The present study, therefore, seeks to establish the laws that guide investigations in Kenya, the pretrial rights of individuals and whether the DCI should be an autonomous institution to enhance its operations. Human rights law and Criminal law in Kenya have variously constituted regimes for the enhancement of proper investigations but they have both arguably done a sub-optimal job. The basic reason for this failure has been the failure to adequately protect the pretrial rights of the suspects.