Kenya: CJ Koome Launches Convicted Sexual Offenders Electronic Register

Nairobi — Chief Justice Martha Koome today launched a Convicted Sexual Offenders Electronic Register in fulfilment of the Sexual Offences Act of 2006 at Kibera Law Courts.

The CJ said the register will hold a crucial database of all convicted offenders and will ensure easy access to information on convicted sex offenders for relevant authorities.

“We are sending a clear message that our society will not tolerate those who prey upon the vulnerable. We will hold them accountable, and their actions shall not go unnoticed or unpunished.” CJ Koome said.

The Chief Justice noted that the automated Register will serve as a tool for deterrence, prevention and rehabilitation of sexual offenders.

“The register will enable the actors in the justice chain to monitor and supervise sexual offenders after their release from prison. It will also enable the public to access information on sexual offenders in their neighborhoods and take precautionary measures to protect themselves and their children.” She said.

Principal Secretary of the State Department for Gender and Affirmative Action, Veronica Nduva, noted that the Convicted Sexual Offenders Register is a national register that captures the details of all convicted sexual offenders in Kenya. It will be accessible at all times to players in the criminal justice systems and also to stakeholders.

“We look forward to interacting and utilizing the Register which provides a convenient platform for stakeholders to make requests to access the register for purposes of protecting citizens, especially the vulnerable in the society.” PS Nduva said.