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Over 500 lawyers admitted to the Roll of Advocates

nChief Justice Martha Koome admitted over 500 lawyers to the Roll of Advocates at the Supreme Court.nnnThe CJ asked the Lawyers to be part of the solution to case backlog and delayed delivery of justice by abandoning unnecessary adjournments that delay the hearing of matters.nnnShe called on them to embrace the constitutionally envisaged shift to focusing on the merit of cases rather than unnecessary interlocutory and technical applications that has contributed to the delay in resolution of cases.nnnLawyers should adopt the multi-door approach to delivery of justice that recognises the utility of Small Claims courts, alternative systems of justice, and...

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Supreme Court of Kenya issues directions on the BBI appeals

nThe Supreme Court of Kenya on November  9, 2021, issued directions on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) appeals which had raised the following 7 issues.n nnn1. Whether the basic structure doctrine is applicable in Kenya. If so, the extent of its application. Whether the basic structure of the Constitution can only be altered through the primary constituent power and what constitutes the primary constituent power.n nnn2.Whether the President can initiate changes and/or amendments to the Constitution & whether constitutional amendments can only be initiated by Parliament through a Parliamentary initiative under Article 256 of the Constitution or through a popular initiative under...

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Judiciary and EACC launch a joint review of the policies, procedures and practices of the Judiciary

The Judiciary and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) have launched a joint review of the policies, procedures and practices of the Judiciary to identify loopholes that may be exploited to aid corruption.nnThe initial phase will involve a review of Court Registries, Records Management, and the Department of Building Services before being extended to Financial and Supply Chain Management, Human Resource, ICT and Communication. This project results from the Judiciary's 'Social Transformation through Access to Justice (STAJ)' Vision to enhance public trust and confidence in the Judiciary.nn ...

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Operations Procedure Manual on prosecution of sexual offences to standardise sentencing

Malindi High Court judges Reuben Nyakundi and Stephen Githinji launched an Operations Procedure Manual on prosecution of sexual offences aimed at standardizing sentencing of offences in Kilifi county. Sexual offences make up to 50% of criminal cases within the jurisdiction.nn...

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Kitui CUC visits women prison facility to engage inmates on bond procedures, appeals, prosecution of their court cases and fast-tracking their applications on sentences review

Kitui High Court Presiding Judge Robert Limo led CUC members on a visit of the Women Prisons in Kitui to engage inmates on bond procedures and address their concerns on appeals, prosecution of their court cases & fast-tracking their applications on review of their sentences.nn nn nn nn ...

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Judge Achode presides over opening of Judicial Review Division registry facility

Principal Judge of the High Court, Lydia Achode cuts a ribbon to mark the opening of the Judicial Review Division registry at the Milimani Law Courts. Previously the division shared the same registry space with the Constitution and Human Rights division.nn nn nnnn nn nn...

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Three more new members join the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal

Chief Justice Martha Koome presided over the swearing-in of three new members of the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal (PPDT) at the Supreme Court building, Nairobi.nnThe Tribunal is now fully constituted after Theresa Jepkemei Chepkwony, Mutubwa Wilfred Akhonya and Kiragu Gad Gathu took their Oaths of Office. They join the Chairperson, Desma Nungo and three other serving members Dr. Adelaide Mbaika Mbithi, Milly Lwanga and Paul Ngotho.nnThe PPDT has a role in the protection of our democracy and realisation of Kenyans’ right to free and fair elections and the right to vote as guaranteed in Article 38 of the Constitution.nnThe CJ...

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Chief Justice Martha Koome launches the Kenya Judiciary Academy (KJA)

Chief Justice Martha Koome presided over the transition of Judiciary Training Institute (JTI) to Kenya Judiciary Academy (KJA), handover to incoming Academy's Director Judge Dr Smokin Wanjala, inauguration of the new KJA premises and launch of the new Academy’s website and the E-Learning platform at the KCB Leadership Centre, Karen.nn nn ...

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