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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...

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Isiolo ELC CUC unveiled

ELC Principal Judge, Oscar Angote is joined by the court's Justices, P.M Njoroge of Isiolo, Charles Yano of Meru, and CK Nzili during the unveiling of the Environment and Land CUC for Isiolo. The Committee was tasked to address barriers and establish pathways to land and environmental justice. They were also joined by Hon Rose Makungu- Registrar ELC.   [gallery size="medium" ids="33089,33090,33091,33092"]...

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CRJ holds discussions with the Kenya Judges Welfare Association

In her engagement with the last of the associations representing the Judiciary’s workforce, Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Winfridah Mokaya held discussions with the Kenya Judges Welfare Association led by their President Justice P. J. Otieno. CRJ underscored the centrality of Judges to the Judiciary’s mandate and noted the need for consultation and involvement of Judges on policy matters through structured and regular engagement between the administration and Judges in decisions touching on their work. As a start, the Chief Registrar advocated for a new budgeting model that will see greater participation of Judges in designing budget priorities for Superior Courts. The...

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Judge calls for homegrown solutions to resolve land disputes

Judge calls for homegrown solutions to resolve land disputes Communities should find homegrown solutions to land disputes by leveraging initiatives such as the recently established Nairobi Land Justice Working Group that is tasked with delving into comprehensive initiatives for enhancing land justice in Nairobi City County. Speaking at the ELC Open Day and tree planting in Daniel Comboni Primary School in Korogocho, an activity that was also carried out in 40 other counties where the ELC has a presence, the Environment and Land Court (ELC) Principal Judge Oscar Angote said there is need for the community to seek innovative ways that are...

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CRJ visits various court to inspect service delivery and court construction projects

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CRJ Mokaya engages with Kenya Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges

In her continuing engagement with internal stakeholders, Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Winfridah Mokaya held a meeting with officials of the Kenya Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) this morning, with their discussions centred on strengthening the operations of the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Courts, a brainchild of IAWJ. IAWJ has been instrumental in pushing for speedy resolution of SGBV cases, training of Judges, Judicial officers and other actors in the justice chain to foster a culture of trauma-sensitive trials with Hon. Mokaya advocating for de-briefing sessions for judicial officers who handle the cases. The Chief Registrar commended IAWJ...

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DCJ Mwilu calls for gender equality and justice in the implementation of AJS

Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu has called for gender equality, equity and justice in the implementation of Alternative Justice Systems mechanism both in composition and process. The DCJ noted that the major challenge affecting the legitimacy of the AJS mechanism is that it disfavors women and girls and fails to accord them the rights due to them. “This failure to protect the rights of women flows from the nature of the societal relations that are reflected in AJS mechanisms; relations based on patriarchal and/or discriminatory structures, where women’s individual interests were subsumed under the ‘interests’ of the group. This societal balance...

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CRJ Mokaya meets Controller of Budget

Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Hon Winfridah Mokaya met with the Controller of Budget Dr. Margaret Nyakang’o where they discussed management of public resources and collaboration in enhancing the legal framework governing the Judiciary Fund.   [gallery size="medium" ids="33000"]    ...

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DCJ urges ELC judges to remain steadfast in upholding the Constitution

Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu made her remarks at the training workshop on environmental law for judges of Environment and Land Court. She urged them to remain steadfast in upholding the Constitution and to use the training to enhance the administration of justice.   [gallery size="medium" ids="32982,32983,32984,32985,32986,32987,32988,32989,32990,32991,32992,32993,32994,32995,32996"]...

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Sh52bn released back to economy through Court Annexed Mediation – CJ Koome

Approximately Sh52.1 billion has been released back to the economy as a result of the expeditious resolution of cases through Court Annexed Mediation (CAM), data released by Chief Justice Martha Koome shows. CJ Koome told participants at the start of the 2nd Annual Mediation Summit that a total of 16,770 matters out of 18,162 referred to Court Annexed Mediation had been resolved, translating to a 92.3 per cent conclusion rate. “The settlement rate has been improving yearly.  The last financial year 2022/23 saw a settlement rate of 51.2 per cent; while in the current year 2023/24, the settlement rate is at 54.98...

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