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Deputy Chief Justice and Acting CJ Philomena Mwilu swears two more members of National Land Commission

The Deputy Chief Justice and Acting CJ, Philomena Mwilu to today presided over the swearing in of two more members of  the National Land Commission (NLC). Those who took Oath of Office are: Esther Murugi and Tiya Galgalo. The Oaths were administered by Deputy Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Paul Maina. nn nn ...

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CJ David Maraga message of Condolence to family of Hon Oduor

December 18, 2020. CHIEF JUSTICE DAVID K. MARAGA’S MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY OF THE LATE CHIEF MAGISTRATE, HON. GODFREY ODUORnnIt is with sadness that I have received the news of the death of one of our judicial officers, Chief Magistrate HonnGodfrey Oduor.nnOn behalf of the Judicial Service Commission, the Judiciary and on my own behalf, I express our deepest condolences to his family, friends and his colleagues in the Judiciary.nnHon Oduor served the Judiciary in various capacities since 21st May 2001 when he joined as a District Magistrate II and started his career at Kibera Law Courts.nnHe was later posted to various stations including Keroka, Kisii, Limuru...

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CJ David Maraga’s message of condolence to family of Late Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama

December 18, 2020. CHIEF JUSTICE DAVID K. MARAGA’S MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY OF THE LATE NYAMIRA GOVERNOR, HON. JOHN NYAGARAMA. nnIt is with great shock and sadness that I have received the tragic news of the death of Governor John Nyagarama ofnNyamira County.nnOn behalf of my family, the entire Judiciary and on my own behalf, I wish to express our deepest condolences andnheartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of the Governor, as well as the people of Nyamira.nnComing from the same village, I have known Hon. Nyagarama for many years. I last shared a platform with him only a month ago when I officiated over the...

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PUBLIC NOTICE – Emergency maintenance of Judiciary e-filing system

Public NoticennEMERGENCY MAINTENANCE OF THE JUDICIARY E-FILING SYSTEMnnThe Judiciary’s E-filing System underwent a scheduled maintenance from Friday, 11th December 2020 at 6:00 pm to Sunday 13thnDecember 2020 at 11:59 pm.nChallenges in accessing and using the system have been reported since the upgrade.nnTo resolve the systems’ issues identified, an emergency maintenance will be conducted from 1 PM to 3 PM today.nnDuring this period, services on the E-filing platform shall temporarily be unavailable. For applications under Certificate of Urgency and Time Bound pleadings, forward the same through for processing.nnWe apologize for the resulting inconveniences while thanking you for your continued patience and understanding...

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Kisumu courts and journalist address bottlenecks in covering courts

nJudiciary conducted media engagement forum bringing together journalists, Judges, judicial officers and staff in Kisumu, to deliberate on issues impeding courts’ coverage and the way forward on enhancing publicity.nn nnThose attending the meeting are Kisumu High Court Presiding Judge Fred Ochieng, Lady Justice Jacqueline Kamau, Kisumu Law Courts Head of Station and Chief Magistrate Peter Gesora, High Court Deputy Registrar Linah Akoth and other judicial officers and staff from Kisumu, Maseno, Winam and Nyando Law Courts and journalists from the area. Also present to give insights into the media operations is NTV’s Managing Editor Emmanuel Juma.nn n n ...

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Need for partnership to expand legal aid, CRJ Amadi

THURSDAY, December 10, 2020. Need for partnership  to expand legal aidnnChief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi has called on organizations to partner with the Judiciary to expand legal aid to Kenyans.nnSpeaking at the First National Conference on Legal Aid organized by Egerton University Law School, in Elementaita, Amadi who was the chief guest said that although the right to legal representation is enshrined in domestic and international legal instruments, the professional legal representation remains prohibitively expensive for many Kenyans who interact with courts.nnShe said threats to lack of legal information or representation is a concern that is shared by millions...

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JSC statement on BBI proposal on appointment of Judiciary Ombudsman

JSC’S STATEMENT ON BBI PROPOSAL ON APPOINTMENT OF JUDICIARY OMBUDSMANn nAn independent, impartial and efficient judiciary is an integral part of our constitutional system. Judges are required to maintain high standards of conduct to uphold the rule of law and inspire public confidence in the Judiciary. While underlining judicial independence, judicial accountability is equally important and must be embraced without compromising independence. In fact, the first BBI Taskforce Report (published in 2019) offered a broad recommendation that strong reforms need to be undertaken to increase public confidence in the Judiciary. In doing so, the Taskforce acknowledged the need to guard the...

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