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Mediation program takes lead in promoting access to justice

The Court Annexed Mediation program has seen over 600 cases referred to mediation, with an overall settlement rate of 55.24%.nnCurrently, an estimate of Ksh.2.2 billion has been released into the economy by virtue of cases that have been resolved through mediation.nnSpeaking during 2018 Mediation Conference, Principal Judge of the High Court, Justice Lydia Achode noted that mediation was taking root in the Judiciary and was crucial in reduction of case backlog and unlocking funds locked up in litigation.nnThe mediation program, whose slogan is “a solution for you by you,” came into operation on April 4, 2016 in the Commercial and...

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JSC speaks on the state of the Judiciary following drastic budgetary allocation cuts

As you are aware, the mandate of the Judiciary is derived from the people as expressed in Article 159(1) and (2) of the Constitution, which says “Judicial Authority is derived from the people and vests in, and shall be exercised by the courts and tribunals established by or under … [the] Constitution” and that “In exercising that authority the courts and tribunals shall be guided by” amongst other things the principle that “justice shall not be delayed”. In the premises, the Judiciary is obliged to inform the public of anything that may affect service delivery. (Read full statement)nn nn...

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JSC picks SRC representative & Deputy CRJ

MONDAY, July 23, 2018nThe Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has completed interviews and selected Ms Jacqueline Manani to represent JSC in the Salaries and Remuneration Commission for a fixed term of six years. This is a full time position.nFurther, the Commission after competitive recruitment, has picked Mr Paul Ndemo for the position of Deputy Chief Registrar of the Judiciary.nMs Manani, who has 16 years of experience, worked as the Director of Legal Services/Chief Commission Counsel at the Public Service Commission. Prior, she served as an Assisting Counsel to the Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board and earlier worked as a Senior Legal...

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Two-thirds of court users are satisfied with court services

Two in three court users are satisfied with the services of the courts, reveals a new users’ satisfaction survey. About 5,000 respondents, including people with cases, lawyers, prosecutors, police and inmates, were involved in the survey carried out by the Judiciary from March-April 2017. [Download  article by Sunday Nation]...

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The Judiciary is in the process of establishing more Children’s Courts which are child friendly.nnSpeaking during the launch of a Children’s Court Service Week at Ngong Law Courts, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu said that the Judiciary is committed to establishing more children courts and training all magistrates and judges on dealing with children in conflict with the law.nnThe DCJ said that courts are committed to ensure that the best interest of the child is taken into account when dealing with their matters.nnLady Justice Mwilu asked the justice actors to go beyond the service weeks and ensure children matters are...

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Machakos Law Courts scoop awards at ASK Show

The Machakos Law Courts stand emerged the best in the National Cohesion and Integration Development category at the ongoing Machakos ASK show, and was the runners up in the Information Technology class.  nnThe awards were well received by Judiciary staff, who joined other exhibitors to bring their services closer to people as part of CJ's Blueprint of Sustaining Judiciary Transformation. Members of the public had an opportunity to interact with judicial officers and staff as well as learn more about Judiciary services.nn nn...

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Justice Ouko takes over as President, Court of Appeal

Justice William Ouko has been sworn in as the second President of the Court of Appeal of Kenya. The ceremony was presided over by Chief Justice David Maraga.nJustice William Ouko was elected to serve as President of the Court of Appeal in March 2018, by the judges of the Appeal Court. nJustice Ouko takes over from Justice Kihara Kariuki who had served as President since 2013 and was appointed the Attorney General of Kenya by President Uhuru Kenyatta.nThe Office of the President of the Court of Appeal is established by Article 164 (2) of the Constitution. The President is elected in accordance...

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