The Definition of Evidence

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Evidence includes testimony, production of documents or real objects produced in a court of law, tribunal or arbitration to prove or disprove a fact.

Evidence is a body of law which regulates the admissibility of what is allowed into records during a legal proceeding.

Evidence is concerned with all the rules, means and procedures when proving facts during the trial of an issue in court. Therefore, it is part of procedural law.

The law of evidence does not confer rights and liabilities but sets down the procedure, mechanisms and rules by which the court will admit evidence.

The Evidence Act (Cap 80) is the basic law governing evidence matters in Kenya.