Asylum seeker (Refugee Act 2006): a person seeking refugee status in Kenya but whose claim for protection has not been ascertained.

Refugee (Refugee Act 2006): a person owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, sex, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.(check 1951UN Convention too)