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Judiciary did not release ‘poisonous’ rice into the market

 nnPRESS RELEASE. February 4, 2019. nnThe Judiciary’s attention has been drawn to reports in sections of the media that the Judiciary ordered release of poisonous rice into the market. This is a malicious and false position aimed at tainting the image of the Judiciary.nnThe matter before court was NEVER on poisonous rice but rather that about 20% of the consignment of rice did not meet SIZE standard and should be reclassified and downgraded.nnBy the consent of both parties in the case, the good rice was released more than 3 months ago but the multi-agency refused to open the go-down. So by the...

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CJ inspects service delivery at Nyeri

Chief Justice David Maraga toured Nyeri Law Courts in October 2018 to inspect delivery of service and renovation of court rooms at the station. During the visit, the CJ held meetings with members of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and media, as well as judicial officers and staff. Some of the issues that were discussed with staff include staff promotions, re-designations, remuneration as well as participation in Judiciary’s decision-making process, among others. The Chief Justice promised to address the issues which he said had also been captured in the Organization Review Report that was to be released soon. He commended them for...

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A communique from the meeting of the Chief Justice David Maraga with the Judiciary leaders

We thank you for honouring us with your presence this afternoon.nnToday, the Honourable Chief Justice held a meeting with the Judiciary Leaders comprising:nnPresident of the Court of Appeal; Principal Judge of the High Court; Principal Judge of the Employment and Labour Relations Court; Presiding Judge of the Environment and Land Courts and all Presiding Judges of Superior Courts countrywide.nnThe meeting centered on recent criticisms against the Judiciary including the current perception that the Judiciary is the weakest link in the fight against corruption; backlog of cases; case management issues and other issues the Judiciary is facing.  It was largely an...

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CJ Maraga: Judiciary ready to expedite corruption cases

Judiciary, Makindu. THURSDAY, January 31, 2019. The Judiciary is ready to  handle all corruption cases expeditiously.nSpeaking when he officially opened a new court building at Makindu Law Courts today, Chief Justice David Maraga said the Judiciary is committed to hearing and determining G graft cases as quickly as possible.nHe said that those who will be found guilty will be jailed but those cases that lack evidence will be dismissed. He urged the other court users – the lawyers and litigants – to also...

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Judiciary committed to decongesting remands

Judiciary committed to decongesting remands The Judiciary is committed to implementing programmes and polices that are aimed at fast-tracking cases and decongesting remand facilities. Homa Bay Senior Principal Magistrate Thomas Obutu told Homa Bay GK Prison inmates that the court is keen to fast-track cases that have been pending before the court. He added that it is also keen on reviewing sentences for prisoners who have improved under rehabilitation program as well as for those serving short terms. On case delays, the magistrate said there is now a control on adjournments adding that courts will no longer grant endless adjournments. The team advised remandees who...

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Press Release – Lydia Achieng Juma Case

THE CASE OF LYDIA ACHIENG JUMA WHO IS CURRENTLY SERVING HER SENTENCE AT LANG’ATA WOMEN’S PRISONnLOWER COURT RECORDS: KIBERA CRIMINAL CASE No 4892 of 2010 REPUBLIC VERSUS LYDIA ACHIENG JUMAnandnHIGH COURT RECORDS: CRIMINAL DIVISION, CRIMINAL APPEAL NO 114 OF 2013nLYDIA ACHIENG JUMA – (APPELLANT) VERSUS REPUBLIC –( RESPONDENT)nThe Judiciary’s attention has been drawn to a media report carried by several media houses and also circulating widely on social media regarding the above case.nA review of our court records reveal that Lydia Achieng Juma was charged with the offence of Committing an Indecent Act with a Child Contrary to Section 11(1) of...

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Kilungu Law Courts Open Day

 nnkilungu Law Courts today held an Open Day to interact with public and get feedback on court services. nn nnnnJudge Kariuki, Senior Resident Magistrate Hon. Muiru and Kilungu Law Courts Head of Station Hon Mayamba, during the court’s Open Day. nn nnJudge Charles Kariuki and Hon. Charles Mayamba lead a procession during Kilungu Law Courts Open Day.nn ...

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Embrace persons with disabilities, CJ Maraga

Chief Justice David Maraga has urged the public to embrace persons born with disabilities.nnHe said there is need for the public to give support and treat the children with love because they did not choose to be born with disabilities.nn“I urge the public to treat them with love and kindness, these children did not choose to be born like this and neither did their parents choose to have them this way, so we must empathize with them,” the CJ said.nnThe CJ was speaking when officials of the Down Syndrome Association of Kenya, who were accompanied by children and persons with...

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47 new magistrates join Judiciary

Chief Justice David Maraga has urged newly sworn-in magistrates to serve with honesty and integrity in order to create confidence in the courts.nnSpeaking during the swearing-in ceremony of 47 newly recruited magistrates, the Chief Justice said the magistracy is a high calling that is laden with responsibility that should be seen from the judgments written by the judicial officers.nnThe Chief Justice warned that the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will not hesitate to take action against any magistrate who is involved in corruption.nn“The Judiciary does not condone corruption, we cannot fight corruption if we are abetting corruption among ourselves,” said Maraga.nnThe...

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