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Bail and Bond team in retreat

The bail and bond team retreated to Naivasha to work on its programmes and write report on the implementation of bail and bond in the country even as it develops a comprehensive Bail and Bond Bill that will address both substantive and procedural issues on bail and bond and, other administrative processes.   The team led by Justice Jessie Lesiit noted that despite the constitutional guarantee that arrested and accused persons have a right to bail and bond regardless of the offence committed, the administration of bail and bond continues to pose challenges both at the police and court level. They cited difficulties...

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Chief Magistrate’s Staff Welfare Association unveiled

Chief Magistrate’s Staff Welfare Association unveiled Part of the welfare’s objectives is to assist and support members during bereavement, hospitalization and retirement. The organization also aims to cater for members occupational safety and health training among others Speaking during the meeting, Chief Magistrate, Francis Andayi who is also the patron of the organization said the association can also be used as a mouth piece for members to voice issues such as unfair treatment in the workplace and also issues related to sexual harassment The welfare association is chaired by Resident Magistrate, Christine Njagi, Secretary Nancy Kiratu and Treasurer Stephen Aruro.   [caption id="attachment_5742" align="alignnone" width="300"]...

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Hon Lady Justice Roselyne Ekirapa Aburili on her graduation with a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the Kenyatta University on 4thAugust. Justice Aburili who is a judge in the Judicial Review Division is also currently undertaking her masters LLM Degree at the University of Nairobi School of Law. This is in addition to her Bachelors Degree in Law from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.        ...

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Mediation program takes lead in promoting access to justice

The Court Annexed Mediation program has seen over 600 cases referred to mediation, with an overall settlement rate of 55.24%.nnCurrently, an estimate of Ksh.2.2 billion has been released into the economy by virtue of cases that have been resolved through mediation.nnSpeaking during 2018 Mediation Conference, Principal Judge of the High Court, Justice Lydia Achode noted that mediation was taking root in the Judiciary and was crucial in reduction of case backlog and unlocking funds locked up in litigation.nnThe mediation program, whose slogan is “a solution for you by you,” came into operation on April 4, 2016 in the Commercial and...

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Judiciary Museum: A memorable gem at the Supreme Court building

A display of artifacts in the Judiciary Museum The Judiciary Museum opened its doors to the public in June 2016. The facility is located in the Eastern wing of the Supreme Court Building basement, and one of its kind in East Africa and beyond. It showcases the rich history of the Judiciary featuring documents and objects of great judicial heritage value. The project was implemented in partnership with the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) over three years and cost the taxpayer Sh70 Million. The idea behind developing a museum originated from the need to open the Judiciary to the public to create understanding and awareness of its history, development and role in society aimed at...

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