The Law Society of Kenya has filed Petitions before the Constitutional Court to define the administrative process from investigation, arrest (bail) and arraignment, as well as Advocates’ right to practice and citizens’ right of legal representation.

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has proposed for establishment of Special Plea Courts where suspects arrested can be immediately arraigned on Saturdays, Sundays or even during public holidays.

According to the LSK CEO, arresting suspects on Fridays and arraigning them on Mondays was unconstitutional since the accused would have spent more than the 24 hour time-frame. She added all accused persons are also entitled to bails or bond as a matter of rights.

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