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Nakuru judicial officers and staff recognized

Nakuru Law Courts awarded its staff for honesty, reliability and upholding integrity while performing their duties.nnNakuru High Court Presiding Judge Prof Joel Mwaura Ngugi applauded them for Job well done.nnThe officers recognized are:  Hon Eunice Kelly and Hon Faith Munyi. Other were: Eric Omondi, Steve Kamau and Brigid Konga.  nn. nn nn...

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Ruiru Court officially opened

CJ Maraga roots for alternative dispute resolutionnChief Justice David Maraga today asked Kenyans to use alternative dispute resolution as a way of expeditiously resolving land and succession matters.nHe said in many counties where he has visited the land and succession matters were far too many resulting to an untenable situation as far as clearance of case backlog is concerned.nSpeaking in Ruiru during the official opening of Ruiru Law Courts, Justice Maraga said that although the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) had recently recruited 20 Environment and Land Court (ELC) Judges, this is just a drop in the ocean vis a vis...

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Courts record significant case backlog reduction, CJ Maraga

 The Judiciary has significantly reduced the number of cases pending in the court system in the last one year.nSpeaking during the annual Judges colloquium in Mombasa, Chief Justice David Maraga said courts have managed to bring down cases that are five years old from 110,000, that were in the system last year, to only 15,278 cases.nThe Chief Justice said strategies such as service weeks that were employed by the courts have enabled the success in case backlog reduction.  n“Efficacious and efficient disposal of matters remains our core promise to the people we serve. Some cases take inordinately long to resolve....

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Judges in Mombasa for annual conference

Over 150 judges are converging in Mombasa for their annual conference to discuss a range of issues, among them, judicial accountability and independence.  nChief Justice David Maraga is expected to officially open the colloquium themed: ‘Balancing Judicial Independence and Accountability’, at the Sarova Whitesands hotel. nThe four-day conference will be attended by Judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, Environment and Land Court as well as the Employment and Labour Relations Court.nSome of the topics slated for discussions are: Balancing the Scales of Justice: Judicial Independence, Accountability and Integrity in the Changing Face of Kenya, Global Warming and Climate Change:...

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New court building opened at Nyamira Law Courts

CJ raises concern over rising defilement casesnnChief Justice David Maraga today asked religious leaders and village elders to help mentor young people in order to curb the spiraling cases of defilement that are leading to many of them ending up in jail.nnHe said that in the many prisons he had toured around the country, the number of young people serving time for defilement or awaiting trial were far too many, pointing at a serious problem that society must address.nnSpeaking in Nyamira during the official opening of the new law courts building, Justice Maraga said an inordinately high number of cases...

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CJ Maraga condoles with family of late Governor Laboso

Condolence Message to the family of the late Governor Joyce LabosonnIt is with great shock and sadness that I have received news of the death of Governor Joyce Laboso of Bomet County.nnOn behalf of my family, the entire Judiciary and on my own behalf, I wish to express our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends, as well as to the people of Bomet County.nn nnI had the opportunity to visit the Governor last month while she was undergoing treatment at a London hospital and she was very radiant and engaged as she reiterated her support for the...

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