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DCJ and CRJ visit Mombasa Law Courts to inspect service delivery

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DCJ and CRJ visit Mombasa Law Courts to inspect service delivery

Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Winfridah Mokaya paid a service inspection visit to Mombasa Law Courts, on the sidelines of the Judiciary Management Committee workshop that is chaired by the DCJ.
They met with Mombasa Judges of the High Court, the Employment and Labour Relations Court, Environment and Land Court, Chief Kadhi, Head of Station, Magistrates, Adjudicators of Small Claims Court as well as judicial staff.
The DCJ called on all members of the Judiciary fraternity to do the right thing and serve Kenyans with diligence. She reminded Judges and Judicial Officers to live by the oath of office that they took at the commencement of the judicial career, signaling that they are not only answerable to man but to God.
This was the maiden visit by Hon Winfridah Mokaya since she assumed office as the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary. She told the Mombasa Court family that as she continues to settle in office and familiarize herself, she was keen to hear the priority issues as articulated by the various constituencies.
She reiterated that the Office of the CRJ exists to serve the courts and to facilitate them, so that they can in turn offer excellent services to Wananchi.
Reporting on the gains accrued under Social Transformation through Access to Justice (STAJ) blueprint, High Court Judge, Justice Gregory Mutai, noted that one of the biggest wins of Mombasa Court is the Small Claims Court with three Adjudicators who have concluded 2959 cases. The Court is one of the innovations under STAJ, which emphasizes the opening of multiple doorways of justice. It deals with matters whose value does not exceed Ksh. 1 million.
Judge Mutai reported that since e-filing was launched by the CJ a year ago, the court and stakeholders have fully embraced it resulting in speedy service delivery and enhanced public confidence with the reduction of human interface. Virtual Courts have also been adopted, reducing the cost of handling cases with special mention of expert witnesses such as doctors, who are now able to testify remotely. The Mediation Registry, meanwhile, had 56 cases filed and 13 concluded.
Judge Mutai observed that the opening of Kwale High Court Sub-Registry and Voi ELC Court have taken justice closer to residents of those areas. The DCJ who is also the National Chairperson of Sheria Sacco encouraged Judges, Judicial Officers and staff to join the sacco to save and to invest for the future.

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