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|172. Power to search persons.|
|Persons entering or leaving Kenya to answer questions concerning baggage||Power of arrest.|
|Power to search persons.||172. (1) Subject to this section, an officer may, if he has reasonable grounds to believe that a person has in his possession, whether upon his person or in his baggage, uncustomed goods or excisable goods in relation to which an offence under this Act has been committed, search that person; and the officer may, for that purpose, use all reasonable force.
(2) A female shall not be searched except by a female.
(3) Where an officer informs a person that he proposes to search him, then that person shall, if he so requires, be taken forthwith before a magistrate, the Commissioner or any other superior officer, who may, if he sees no reasonable cause for the search, order that person not to be searched.
(4) Where, on the search of a person under this section, goods are found in his possession, whether upon his person or in his baggage, in relation to which an offence under this Act has been committed, then the goods shall be liable to forfeiture.
(5) No officer shall be liable to legal proceedings for any action taken in good faith in accordance with this section.