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Bear in mind the nation’s history and context that informed the unique provisions of Chapter 6 of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity: Urges CJ Koome

nChief Justice Martha Koome has urged Commissioners of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to always bear in mind the nation’s history and context which informed the unique provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.n nnnShe said the Commission is intended to be a good governance-enhancing institution thus Kenyans expect them to work towards the realization of the goal of having an accountable governance system.n nnn“The 2010 Constitution is unique in its preoccupation with concerns around integrity and corruption due to the concern that public service and supply of goods and services to government and its agencies has...

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‘A Justice System Fit For Children’ – CJ Koome launches Children Service Month

Chief Justice Martha Koome presided over the launch of the Children Service Month at the Kamukunji Police Station as part of commitment by the Judiciary and actors in the justice sector to improve responsiveness to children's matters.nnShe said the backlog of cases involving children was identified as one of the hindrances of administration of justice towards this critical mass of our society, who make 51 per cent of our population.nn“I direct that we use the service month to clear pending cases involving and affecting children. Children's matters ought to be concluded within six months due to the impact that they...

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Over 500 lawyers admitted to the Roll of Advocates

nChief Justice Martha Koome admitted over 500 lawyers to the Roll of Advocates at the Supreme Court.nnnThe CJ asked the Lawyers to be part of the solution to case backlog and delayed delivery of justice by abandoning unnecessary adjournments that delay the hearing of matters.nnnShe called on them to embrace the constitutionally envisaged shift to focusing on the merit of cases rather than unnecessary interlocutory and technical applications that has contributed to the delay in resolution of cases.nnnLawyers should adopt the multi-door approach to delivery of justice that recognises the utility of Small Claims courts, alternative systems of justice, and...

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Supreme Court of Kenya issues directions on the BBI appeals

nThe Supreme Court of Kenya on November  9, 2021, issued directions on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) appeals which had raised the following 7 issues.n nnn1. Whether the basic structure doctrine is applicable in Kenya. If so, the extent of its application. Whether the basic structure of the Constitution can only be altered through the primary constituent power and what constitutes the primary constituent power.n nnn2.Whether the President can initiate changes and/or amendments to the Constitution & whether constitutional amendments can only be initiated by Parliament through a Parliamentary initiative under Article 256 of the Constitution or through a popular initiative under...

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Judiciary and EACC launch a joint review of the policies, procedures and practices of the Judiciary

The Judiciary and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) have launched a joint review of the policies, procedures and practices of the Judiciary to identify loopholes that may be exploited to aid corruption.nnThe initial phase will involve a review of Court Registries, Records Management, and the Department of Building Services before being extended to Financial and Supply Chain Management, Human Resource, ICT and Communication. This project results from the Judiciary's 'Social Transformation through Access to Justice (STAJ)' Vision to enhance public trust and confidence in the Judiciary.nn ...

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