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Kenya’s Court of Appeal delivers judgements through video link

nnFRIDAY, April 3, 2020. NAIROBI. Court of Appeal delivers judgements through video linknThe Court of Appeal has for the first time delivered decisions through video link enabled by the skype technology, following the outbreak of COVID -19 pandemic in the country.nCourt of Appeal Judge Hannah Okwengu sitting in Nairobi read the judgments and rulings for 18 criminal appeal matters that were transmitted through video link to Kodiaga and Kibos Maximum Prisons where the appellants in criminal appeals are currently held.nThe Judge delivered 40 other decisions for civil appeals and civil applications through emails to parties.nThe Court of Appeal adopted the use...

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Courts adopt technology to combat spread of COVID -19

Courts adopt technology to combat spread of COVID -19.  The Judiciary has adopted a raft of measures to mitigate the spread of the Corona Virus in the justice sector.nMalindi Law Courts is currently leveraging on technology to decongest courtrooms while Taita Taveta County has embarked on prison decongestion exercise to curb the spread of the virus.nOn Friday, Malindi Court led by Chief Magistrate Dr Julie Aseko presided over live court proceedings via a video conferencing facility enabled by the Skype technology. The exercise conducted in conjunction with Malindi GK prisons saw 157 matters handled by the court, by close of business....

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Statement on justice sector operations in the wake of the COVID -19 pandemic

NAIROBI. April 1, 2020.   STATEMENT ON JUSTICE SECTOR OPERATIONS IN THE WAKE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.nnWe, the members of the National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCAJ), join other national leaders in calling for strict adherence to the safety measures put in place by the National Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus. The Justice Sector is committed to doing its part to ensure that the battle against the pandemic is won.nnFurther to this, we wish to make it clear that contrary to some perceptions, the Judiciary and the rest of the Justice sector have not closed shop. What has happened is...

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Supreme Court Judges to take pay cut to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19

NAIROBI. FRIDAY, March 27, 2020. nnSUPREME COURT JUDGES TO TAKE PAY CUT TO MITIGATE THE EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 nnChief Justice David Maraga has today announced that Judges of the Supreme Court will take a pay cut in a bid to make a contribution towards mitigating the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.nn“The Deputy Chief Justice, Lady Justice Philomena Mwilu and myself will take a 30 per cent pay cut for three months. nnThe other four Judges of the Supreme Court – Mr Justice Ibrahim Mohammed, Mr Justice Smokin Wanjala, Lady Justice Njoki Ndung’u and Mr Justice Isaac Lenaola have also graciously agreed...

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Further Directions on Court Operations by the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary to Mitigate effects of COVID-19

Further Directions on Court Operations issued by the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary to Mitigate the Effects of the COVID-19 nn ALL Tribunals should devise mechanisms to facilitate the hearing of urgent matters filed before them. This is critical especially for RENT RESTRICTION TRIBUNAL, BUSINESS PREMISES TRIBUNAL and COOPERATIVE TRIBUNAL which serve a large number of people.nnAny mechanisms put in place should take into consideration the directions from the Ministry of Health on hand washing, sanitizing as well as social distancing.nn On need basis, heads of stations will facilitate plea taking for matters that are not subject to police bonds.n Judges...

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OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR TRIBUNALSnNOTICEnPursuant to the directives issued vide the internal memo dated 15th March, 2020 by the Hon. Chief Justice / President of the Supreme Court of Kenya in regard to the measures aimed at preventing the spreading of COVID -19; the leadership of the Judiciary has issued further directives following the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID -19 global pandemic.nnVide a memo dated 23rd March, 2020, the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary has directed that all staff will be required to work from home until further advised.nnKindly get in touch with us through Email; or Mobile...

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Judiciary directs all its staff to work from home

News Release. The Judiciary directs all its staff to work from home.  NAIROBI. TUESDAY, March 24, 2020 nnThe Judiciary has directed all its staff to work from home in order to protect them and the entire Judiciary fraternity from the Coronavirus.nnChief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi said the Judiciary has prioritized the safety and health of the entire Judiciary family after reviewing the statement issued by the Cabinet Secretary for Health on the seriousness of the pandemic.nnShe directed court stations to notify the public of the directive, provide telephone and email contact details to facilitate urgent matters which cannot wait, ensure...

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The National Council for the Administration of Justice met at the Supreme Court, Nairobi, on March 15, 2020 to deliberate on the implications of the announcement by the Ministry of Health that the first case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has been confirmed in the country.nnRecognising the mandate of the NCAJ and seized of the challenges posed by the pandemic and the experience of other countries around the world;nnRecognizing the critical need to protect members of staff as well as the public from infection and to prevent the spread of the disease:nn We have today agreed on the following:nn In compliance with the...

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