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Judiciary bids farewell to the late Hon Monica Kivuti

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CJ promises to enhance security for Judges, Judicial officers and Staff

Chief Justice Martha Koome has assured that immediate steps were being taken to ensure the safety of court premises, especially to protect Judges, Judicial Officers and staff in the course of their duties. Speaking during a special ceremony held at Makadara Law Courts to mourn and celebrate the life of Hon Monica Kivuti, who lost her life in the line of duty last week, the CJ noted that the tragic incident had exposed and amplified the Judiciary’s long-held security concerns and, more broadly, the safety of all who come to court premises, including other justice actors, court users and the public. “I...

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CRJ Mokaya Statement on Shooting Incident at Makadara Law Courts

Statement on Shooting Incident at Makadara Law Courts June 13, 2024. We are saddened to report an unfortunate shooting incident involving a police officer and a Magistrate at the Makadara Law Courts on 13th June 2024. During an open court session earlier today, the Magistrate cancelled the bond for an accused person who had jumped bond and had failed to offer satisfactory explanations for jumping bond. Immediately this decision was pronounced, a person shot at the Magistrate and injured her on the hip. Police Officers in the scene responded and neutralized the shooter, and the Magistrate was rushed to hospital for treatment. Preliminary reports...

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CJ launches the first autonomous Alternative Justice Systems Centre in Africa

CJ launches the first autonomous Alternative Justice Systems Centre in Africa NAKURU, JUNE 4, 2024 Chief Justice Martha Koome has today launched the first autonomous Alternative Justice Systems Centre in Africa at Imani Mall in Nakuru County. The Centre is a collaboration of the Nakuru Christian Leaders Platform, the Nakuru County Government and the Judiciary. Speaking during the Launch, the CJ said that the AJS Centre was the first of its kind in the entire region and an innovation that will be immensely useful to the communities in Nakuru County. “By establishing this Centre, you are living the biblical calling to stand firm...

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Judiciary committed to enhancing Green Justice

Judiciary committed to enhancing Green Justice Chief Justice Martha Koome has commissioned a multi-sectoral working group which aims to prioritise access to Justice on environmental and climate change related matters in Nairobi County. The working group will prioritize access to justice on environment and climate change related matters through a multi-sectoral approach. The CJ noted that the Judiciary is committed to tackling environmental challenges, especially climate change, by incorporating green justice principles. This involve embedding environmental sustainability into operations, procedures, and decision-making processes, including both administrative and judicial actions. The working group comprises of key stakeholders in the Environment and planning sector. “This...

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New judges inducted

Twenty new judges inducted The newly appointed judges were inducted in a workshop organized by the Kenya Judiciary Academy (KJA), Office of the Principle Judge and Office of the Registrar High Court. The Judges were taken through Judiciary ICT solutions such as Case Tracking System (CTS) and Virtual Courts among other issues. The Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu who officially closed the workshop called on the new judges to exercise authority and power efficiently and judiciously in consonance with their solemn oath saying High Court judges hold an extremely consequential jurisdiction. “You can look forward to a most fulfilling career as a judge; a...

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Justice Majanja re-elected to JSC

High Court Judge David Shikomera Majanja has been re-elected Member of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) by the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association  (KMJA) pursuant to Article 171 (2) (d) of the Constitution, to serve for a five-year term. The Judge won with 81 votes against Justices James Olola of ELC and Joram Abuodha of ELRC, who garnered 47 and nine votes, respectively. KMJA President Stephen Radido who chaired the voting session said the voter turnout for the very first time was over 90 per cent, a situation he noted has never been witnessed before. Justice Majanja is the representative of...

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“Avoid shortcuts and ‘pop’ attitude, money will come,” DCJ Mwilu to Law students

NAIROBI, MAY 24, 2024.  “Avoid shortcuts and ‘pop’ attitude, money will come,” DCJ Mwilu to Law students Deputy Chief Justice and Vice President of the Supreme Court of Kenya, Philomena Mbete Mwilu has advised young lawyers in the making to be patient, work hard, and be honest and not let their success merely be defined by the amount of money in the bank. “You must make a living; but don’t let this be the foundation of your ethos as a lawyer. Your success will be measured by how you have kept fidelity to your principles, not by the content of your bank account or your popularity...

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