Kenyans residing or visiting Philippines are strongly urged to ensure that they observe the laws and regulations of this country in order to avoid getting into costly legal processes. Kenyans are particularly urged to keep their immigration status valid at all times, and avoid being at the risk of facing deportation proceedings. All travel documents should in addition be kept valid. It is extremely important to register with the Consulate in case of any eventualities.
If for any reason you are arrested and/or detained:
- Do not resist the arrest; it will only serve to aggravate your legal problems just seek an explanation from the law enforcers and ask to talk to the Consular Section of the Consulate.
- Give consent to the law enforcement agency to notify the Consulate, Consular Section, of your arrest/detention. This could be the only way for the Consulate, and your next of kin, will learn about your predicament and find possible ways for assistance.
- When talking to the Consulate, state your case honestly and provide names and contacts of individuals, both in Philippines and in Kenya, you wish to inform about your situation. The Consulate will communicate your messages to them as soon as possible.
- If you can afford an attorney or lawyer, decline to answer questions relating to your case except in the presence and with the advice of your attorney or lawyer.