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CJ lays foundation stone for new court at Ol Kalou, pledges efficiency in delivery of justice

Chief Justice David Maraga has promised to ensure that the ongoing construction of premium courtrooms in many parts of the country is matched by a corresponding improvement in service delivery.nnSpeaking while laying the foundation stone for the Ol Kalou Law Courts in Nyandarua, CJ Maraga said: “We are emphasising the need to increase efficiency and effectiveness at individual and system levels. This is part of our campaign to ensure that not only do we have sparkly new buildings but the services rendered in there are also top notch.”nnThis court is being built with the participation of stakeholders, particularly members of...

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Shortage of Land Court judges hurts service delivery

Shortage of Land Court judges hurts service deliverynnKenya has a critical shortage of Environment and Land Court Judges, resulting in a significant clog-up in the processing of land cases in many parts of the country, CJ David Maraga said today.nnThis is exacerbated by the fact that close to 80 per cent of civil litigation in the country involves land and succession issues.nnHe said the requirement by the 2010 Constitution for the creation of specialised courts had made the situation worse because High Court judges cannot be assigned Land and Environment duties.nn nn   nn“This is one of...

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Business Court Users Committee shows the way in Copyright Law

The Business Court Users Committee (BCUC) under the Commercial Division held its first  monthly discourse dubbed The BCUC Lunch Series on 4th October 2018 during which Lady Justice Mary Kasango, the Division’s Presiding Judge, assured stakeholders that the monthly event will greatly improve the dispensation of justice in in the commercial sector.nnLady Justice Kasango noted that the regular event will help build capacity of the bench and other actors to adjudicate on the dynamic areas of commercial law.nnDuring the inaugural luncheon under the theme Trends in Copyright Law, Dr. Isaac Rutenberg, a senior lecturer and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information...

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Nairobi Court Users Committee tours Mathari Hospital

Nairobi County Criminal Court Users Committee (CUC) toured the Mathari Hospital, Nairobi.nnThe Hospital which offers psychiatry and drug rehabilitation services is a major stakeholder of the Criminal Division which refers murder suspects for medical evaluation services at the hospital.nnDuring the visit, the CUC members also donated food stuff and legal reading materials to the institution.nnThe official tour of the institution was led by the Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division, Lady Justice Jessie Lesiit. Also present were Lady Justice Stella Mutuku, JSC Commissioner Emily Ominde and Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.nnThe CUC was also represented by members from the National Police...

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