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CJ Maraga receives status report

Chief Justice Maraga received the status report on implementation of the Sustaining Judiciary Transformation (SJT) blueprint from the Implementation & Monitoring Committee headed by DCJ Philomena Mwilu. The CJ said the Judiciary has made great strides in improving service delivery in the Judiciary.nn nn nn nn ...

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nnnnnnIn the period preceding 2010, the Court of Appeal was the highest court in the land. Today it is the second highest court after the Supreme Court. Prior to 2012, and for the reasons of numbers, infrastructure and other resources the Court of Appeal was centralized in Nairobi with occasional circuit sessions in Mombasa, Kisumu and Nyeri. However with the promulgation of the Constitution in 2010, the increased complement of Judges and the growing need for judicial services, the Court was fully decentralized to Malindi (because of lack of a court building in Mombasa whose refurbishment is now complete), Kisumu...

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Death announcement of Justice James Otieno-Odek

 DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT – JUSTICE (PROF) OTIENO-ODEKnnDecember 16, 2019.nnI am deeply saddened to announce the sudden demise of Justice (Prof) Otieno-Odek, Judge of the Court of Appeal, Kisumu. He was found dead in his house this morning and the cause is yet to be established.nnJudge Odek served as the Director of the Judiciary Training Institute from 2016 to 2018, having become a Judge of the Court of Appeal in 2012.nnHe was not only a distinguished Judge but also a prolific legal scholar who was widely published and celebrated across the continent and beyond.nnOn behalf of the Judiciary, the Judicial Service Commission...

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Milimani court holds Christmas Carols

Milimani Law Courts leadership and Management and Team (LMT) held its annual Christmas Carols service. The event was graced by among others, JSC commisioner Justice David Majanja and High Principal Judge Lydia Achode as well as the presiding judge of Environment and Land Court (ELC) Samson Okong’o.  The event brought together staff and judicial officers of both Milimani Courts , where they reflected back on the year 2019. It also presented an opportunity to bond as part of team building and cohesion.nn n ...

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Women judges hold moot court to celebrate 60 days of activism against rape

International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ - Kenya Chapter) held a moot court at Milimani Law Courts to celebrate 60 days of activism against rape. The moot court, depicting a rape case, was acted by real players in the court room and brought together , judicial officers, UN women, prisons department, police department and FIDA among others. The event graced by Strathmore University and Mount Kenya University law students was aimed at creating awareness on the legal literacy involving sexual offences.nn nn ...

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Drug exhibits destroyed in Lamu after conclusion of case

Lamu Law Courts Principal Magistrate Hon Allan Temba (in suit) flanked by members of the Lamu Court CUC destroy heroin and bhang exhibits worth Ksh 680,000 earlier today. Drugs are a big menace in the region.nn“Before destruction, every file is called out and verified to ensure accountability. Our court practice is not to store drugs for too long. Once the cases are concluded, the drugs are destroyed promptly to reduce the risk of finding their way back,”  Principal Magistrate Allan Temba said. nn nn ...

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