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Zimbabwe JSC witness JKIA law court target setting & signing of 2018/19 PMMU

Zimbabwe Judicial Service Commission benchmarked best practices on performance management and measurement in the Kenyan Judiciary.nnThe team led by Deputy Chief Justice Elizabeth Gwaunza was hosted by the Judiciary Performance Management and Measurement Steering Committee chaired by Court of Appeal Judge Agnes Murgor.nnThe team toured the Supreme Court, Judiciary Museum, the Judiciary Training Institute(JTI) and the JKIA Law Courts. The delegation earlier met the Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu, Court of Appeal President Justice William Ouko and Principal Judges of the Employment and Labour Relations Court & the Environment and Land Court.nnAt JKIA, the Zimbabwe delegation witnessed negotiation, target setting and...

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Mediation registry launched in Kisumu

The Judiciary has set up a Court Annexed Mediation(CAM) Registry in the Kisumu Law Court to handle mediation cases. nnSpeaking when she officially launched the CAM registry, the Principal Judge, Lady Justice Lydia Achode said that Mediation was one of the mechanisms the Judiciary had adapted to clear case backlog.nnThe mediation project which has been operation in the Family and Commercial Division in Nairobi since May 2016 is now being rolled out to ten Counties where modalities have already been set up to establish CAM in the regional courts.nnDuring this roll-out period a team tasked to implement mediation in the...

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NCCJR retreats to plan completion of criminal law reforms

The National Committee on Criminal Justice Reforms (NCCJR) members in a retreat at Naivasha to review work plans, adopt SMR monitoring templates on detention places, identify laws and policies for declassification and plan a way forward towards completion of its mandate.  Among the achievements attained by the Committee so far are: sensitization of stakeholders on mandate and the laws that need to be decriminalized and identification of legal challenges in the process.nnnn nn nn  ...

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Business Court User Committee deliberates on Trademark Law

Business Court User Committee - BCUC chairperson Justice Mary Kasango has pledged that the Judiciary will continue collaborating with the private sector to ensure speedy resolution of business related disputes.nnSpeaking during the Business Court User Committee-BCUC monthly luncheon, Justice Kasango said partnerships between the Judiciary and the private sector will unlock resources that will be ploughed back into the economy hence assisting the government in achieving the Big Four Agenda.nnPeter Hime, an advocate of the High Court and an authority in on Trade Mark laws took judges of the Commercial and Tax Division through a presentation on Trademark laws in...

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New court facilities in country to improve service

Chief Justice David Maraga has assured the public that new court facilities built across the country will translate into better court services.nSpeaking when he officially opened the new Kigumo Law Courts building, in Murang’a County, the CJ called on court officials to utilize the facilities to improve service delivery to wananchi.nHe said it would be a disappointment to have the “spanking new buildings” without improving the quality of services offered to the public.nSaying that the Judiciary is committed to delivering justice expeditiously, he called judicial officers to ensure litigants understood the language used in proceedings.nMurang’a County Governor Mwangi wa Iria...

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Mediation to reduce case backlog in Kisii

The Court Annexed Mediation, an alternative dispute resolution process, has now been rolled out in Kisii County to handle civil cases.n nCases that relate to family, commercial, land, labour and children matters will now be handled through the process that operates under the formal court where parties resolve their disputes with the assistance of a mediator.n nOver the last two weeks, the Judiciary has so far rolled out similar courts (Court Annexed Mediation) in Nyeri and Kakamega Counties. The court will also be rolled out to Kisumu, Mombasa, Eldoret, Embu, Nakuru, Machakos and Garissa Law Courts.n nJustice William Musyoka and Kisii High Court...

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Kapsabet Law Court holds its Court Users Committee

Kapsabet Law Courts held its Court Users Committee Meeting. The meeting was presided over by North Rift Presiding Judge Hellen Omondi and co-chaired by Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang. nn nn nn nThe Court Users Committees (CUCs) provide a platform for actors in the justice sector at the local or regional level, to consider improvements in the operations of the courts, coordinate functions of all agencies within the justice system and improve the interaction of these stakeholders.n nCUCs provide the Judiciary with an opportunity to make the justice system more participatory and inclusive since the public is...

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CJ opens annual EAMJA conferencece, roots for EA integration

 nn nnChief Justice David Maraga has urged East Africa member states to fastrack the process for the integration of the East African Community.nnSpeaking during the opening ceremony of the annual East African Judges and Magistrates Association (EAMJA) Conference in Mombasa, Maraga said there is an urgent need to have a truly integrated East African community because of the dynamics of a fast moving world where people and goods are more frequently moving across national borders than ever before.nnHe said responsive States’ organs and institutions need to harness and use these developments for the benefit of their peoples.nn“Indeed, there is need for...

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