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Judiciary did not release ‘poisonous’ rice into the market

 nnPRESS RELEASE. February 4, 2019. nnThe Judiciary’s attention has been drawn to reports in sections of the media that the Judiciary ordered release of poisonous rice into the market. This is a malicious and false position aimed at tainting the image of the Judiciary.nnThe matter before court was NEVER on poisonous rice but rather that about 20% of the consignment of rice did not meet SIZE standard and should be reclassified and downgraded.nnBy the consent of both parties in the case, the good rice was released more than 3 months ago but the multi-agency refused to open the go-down. So by the...

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A communique from the meeting of the Chief Justice David Maraga with the Judiciary leaders

We thank you for honouring us with your presence this afternoon.nnToday, the Honourable Chief Justice held a meeting with the Judiciary Leaders comprising:nnPresident of the Court of Appeal; Principal Judge of the High Court; Principal Judge of the Employment and Labour Relations Court; Presiding Judge of the Environment and Land Courts and all Presiding Judges of Superior Courts countrywide.nnThe meeting centered on recent criticisms against the Judiciary including the current perception that the Judiciary is the weakest link in the fight against corruption; backlog of cases; case management issues and other issues the Judiciary is facing.  It was largely an...

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CJ Maraga: Judiciary ready to expedite corruption cases

Judiciary, Makindu. THURSDAY, January 31, 2019. The Judiciary is ready to  handle all corruption cases expeditiously.nSpeaking when he officially opened a new court building at Makindu Law Courts today, Chief Justice David Maraga said the Judiciary is committed to hearing and determining G graft cases as quickly as possible.nHe said that those who will be found guilty will be jailed but those cases that lack evidence will be dismissed. He urged the other court users – the lawyers and litigants – to also...

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Press Release – Lydia Achieng Juma Case

THE CASE OF LYDIA ACHIENG JUMA WHO IS CURRENTLY SERVING HER SENTENCE AT LANG’ATA WOMEN’S PRISONnLOWER COURT RECORDS: KIBERA CRIMINAL CASE No 4892 of 2010 REPUBLIC VERSUS LYDIA ACHIENG JUMAnandnHIGH COURT RECORDS: CRIMINAL DIVISION, CRIMINAL APPEAL NO 114 OF 2013nLYDIA ACHIENG JUMA – (APPELLANT) VERSUS REPUBLIC –( RESPONDENT)nThe Judiciary’s attention has been drawn to a media report carried by several media houses and also circulating widely on social media regarding the above case.nA review of our court records reveal that Lydia Achieng Juma was charged with the offence of Committing an Indecent Act with a Child Contrary to Section 11(1) of...

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Kilungu Law Courts Open Day

 nnkilungu Law Courts today held an Open Day to interact with public and get feedback on court services. nn nnnnJudge Kariuki, Senior Resident Magistrate Hon. Muiru and Kilungu Law Courts Head of Station Hon Mayamba, during the court’s Open Day. nn nnJudge Charles Kariuki and Hon. Charles Mayamba lead a procession during Kilungu Law Courts Open Day.nn ...

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Embrace persons with disabilities, CJ Maraga

Chief Justice David Maraga has urged the public to embrace persons born with disabilities.nnHe said there is need for the public to give support and treat the children with love because they did not choose to be born with disabilities.nn“I urge the public to treat them with love and kindness, these children did not choose to be born like this and neither did their parents choose to have them this way, so we must empathize with them,” the CJ said.nnThe CJ was speaking when officials of the Down Syndrome Association of Kenya, who were accompanied by children and persons with...

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47 new magistrates join Judiciary

Chief Justice David Maraga has urged newly sworn-in magistrates to serve with honesty and integrity in order to create confidence in the courts.nnSpeaking during the swearing-in ceremony of 47 newly recruited magistrates, the Chief Justice said the magistracy is a high calling that is laden with responsibility that should be seen from the judgments written by the judicial officers.nnThe Chief Justice warned that the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will not hesitate to take action against any magistrate who is involved in corruption.nn“The Judiciary does not condone corruption, we cannot fight corruption if we are abetting corruption among ourselves,” said Maraga.nnThe...

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Media Summary – Petition No. 16 of 2016. Methodist Church of Kenya and Mohamed Fugicha & 2 others

THE SUPREME COURT OF KENYAnnMETHODIST CHURCH IN KENYA VS. MOHAMED FUGICHA & 2 OTHERSnnS.C PET.NO. 16 OF 2016nnDATE OF HEARING: 16TH JULY, 2018nnDATE OF JUDGMENT: 24TH JANUARY, 2019nnMEDIA SUMMARYnn ___________________________________________________________nn The following explanatory note is provided to assist the media in reporting this case and is not binding on the Supreme Court or any member of the Court. nnOn 24th January, 2019 the Supreme Court by a majority (Maraga, CJ &P, Ibrahim, Njoki, Lenaola with J.B Ojwang, SCJ dissenting) delivered a judgment setting aside the orders of the Court of Appeal directing the Board of Management of St. Paul’s Kiwanjani Day Mixed...

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Tribunal members take Oath

Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi today at the Supreme Court building presided over the swearing-in ceremony of the chairperson of the Communication and Multimedia Appeals Tribunal (CAMAT) Ms Anne W. Mwangi and the members of the Education Appeals Tribunal.nnDr Nancy Macharia, Pius Mutisya, Caro Kariuki, Waigi Kamau and Harrun Mohammed Yussuf took oath of office as members of the Education Appeals Tribunal, while Jane Mwereru, as the tribunal’s Secretary.nnSpeaking at the event, Amadi said that since the mandate of the Education Appeals Tribunal is to handle appeals emanating from any persons aggrieved by the decisions of County Education...

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