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Environment and Planning Division holds inaugural stakeholder meeting

The newly established Environment and Planning Division of the Environment and Land Court (ELC) held its first stakeholder meeting to introduce its mandate as well as initiate collaborative dialogue. Speaking during the meeting, held in Nairobi on February 15, 2024, Head of the Division, Justice Anne Omollo, said the vision of establishing two divisions within the Court was a commitment made to Kenyans during the ELC’s 10th anniversary celebrations. The initiative is aimed at enhancing the visibility of the environmental wing of the Court, which had been primarily associated with land disputes. “I am pleased to announce that this vision was realized...

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Judiciary to construct modern courthouse at Takaba in Mandera County

Takaba Kadhi Court Senior Resident Kadhi Hussein Mohammed, members of Takaba Court Users Committee as well as Judiciary's Directorate of Building Services officers QS David Ruto and Architect Jaffar Suleiman at the proposed site for the construction of modern courthouse. The team visited the area to handover the site to the contractor for the construction of Takaba Law Courts building. The court that will house magistrates and Kadhis courtrooms will serve Takaba and Banisa areas.   [gallery size="large" ids="32310,32311,32312"]...

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Court Users Committee members discuss effective ways of enhancing administration of justice in Elgeyo Marakwet

Iten Environment and Land Court Deputy Registrar Virginia Karanja chairs the Elgeyo Marakwet Court Users Committee meeting on behalf of ELC Judge Lucy Waithaka in Iten. The team discussed ways of enhancing administration of justice in the area.   [gallery size="large" ids="32303,32304,32305,32306,32307"]...

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Court Annexed Mediation registry opened at Kabarnet court

Justice Rachel Ngetich presides over the official opening of Court Annexed Mediation (CAM) registry at Kabarnet Law Courts in Baringo County. This is after a sensitization exercise on CAM was conducted for Court Users Committee members and the public.    ...

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CUC members sensitize public on AJS

Taita Taveta County Court Users Committee members led by Voi Law Courts Chief Magistrate Mildred Obura sensitize members of public in Voi on the need to embrace Alternative Justice System (AJS), as a way of solving disputes in the community. [gallery size="large" ids="32270,32271,32272,32273,32274,32275,32276,32277"]...

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Judiciary prepares its 2024/25 work and procurement plans

Judiciary's Director of Finance Beatrice Kamau makes a presentation during the North Eastern, Upper Eastern and Nairobi Regions’ Workshop for the Preparation of FY 2024/25 Work and Procurement Plans. The forum was also addressed by JSC Commissioner Everlyne Olwande.   [gallery size="large" ids="32106,32107,32108,32109,32110,32111"]    ...

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CJ Koome, the Joint-Winner in the African Female Leader Category of the African Leadership Magazine 2023 Awards

PRESS RELEASE.     December 20, 2023 CJ KOOME EMERGES JOINT-WINNER IN THE AFRICAN FEMALE LEADER CATEGORY OF THE AFRICAN LEADERSHIP MAGAZINE (ALM) 2023 AWARDS Chief Justice Martha Koome has emerged a joint-winner in the African Female Leader category of the African Leadership Magazine (ALM) Persons of the Year 2023 Awards. The board and management of the African Leadership Organisation (UK) Limited, publishers of the African Leadership Magazine (ALM), named Chief Justice Koome joint winner following a two-step selection process, which included a call for nominations and an online voting poll that closed at midnight (CAT) on Thursday, 14 December 2023. The award was largely...

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More Small Claims Courts opened in the country

The Office of the Registrar Magistrates Court rolled out more Small Claims Courts in Kericho, Nanyuki, Chuka, Embu and Kerugoya. This brings the tally to 37 Small Claims Courts, and one sub-registry at Makueni, operationalized within the country. During the rollout, officers from the office of the Registrar Magistrates Court trained judicial officers and staff at the court stations on the operations of the Small Claims Courts. They also undertook stakeholder engagement activities. To this end, the court has been rolled out in the 33 counties namely Nairobi, Kajiado, Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Kericho, Uasin Gishu, Machakos, Nakuru, Nyeri, Kakamega, Mombasa, Kisumu, Meru, Turkana,...

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Magistrate feted by Business Daily as one of the top 40 men under 40 years

Milimani Children’s Court Resident Magistrate Festus Terer was feted by Business Daily as one of the top 40 men under 40 years. The annual awards recognizes remarkable men for their outstanding achievements that have impacted various sectors. Hon Terer co-introduced and incorporated a concept known as Art and Play Therapy in the administration of children justice at Milimani Children’s Court, where he is stationed. The concept involves ‘getting down’ to the child’s level to make them relaxed and, at the same time, win his or her confidence before the child opens up to the court. The process involves plays and pep talks...

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Judge Okwengu leads team of court officials on a visit of Kisumu Prison

Kisumu Court of Appeal Presiding Judge Hannah Okwengu led a team of court officials on a visit of Kisumu Maximum Security Prison to deliberate on issues affecting inmates as far as their cases are concerned, and expeditious delivery of justice.   [gallery size="large" ids="31976,31977,31978,31979,31980,31981,31982,31983,31984,31985,31986,31987"]    ...

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