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Milimani holds carol service

The Milimani law courts Community held its annual Carols service on 18th December 2018. The annual event brought together judicial officers and staff from Milimani Law Courts main and the Milimani commercial Court. The event was the third and is the brainchild of the chairperson of the Milimani Leadership and Management Team (LMT) Hon Lady Justice Jessie Lesiit.nnSpeaking during the service, Justice Lesiit said the event promotes unity and cohesion among staff. nnThe Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi who was the chief guest commended the court for coming up with the idea saying the event fostered unity in the...

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Court meets to improve performance

Busia Law Courts staff met to discuss ways of improving service delivery at the station on November 8, 2018. The meeting attended by judicial officers and staff deliberated on how to improve their 2018/2019 Performance Management and Measurement Understanding (PMMU). The deliberations go a long way to enhance access to justice, speedy disposal of cases as well as the use of new case management system. This is in line with the service delivery agenda and the signed 2018/2019 PMMU targets. Speaking at the meeting, Hon. Martha Nanzushi Senior Resident Magistrate (Deputy Registrar) said there was need to fast-track cases in order to reduce the...

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Busia ELC gets Legal Researcher

The Environment and Land Court (ELC) in Busia has a new Legal Researcher. Ms Marcella Atieno Oloo joined the court on November 5, 2018. This is the first time the court has hired a researcher to support judicial officers in legal research. Ms Oloo was recruited by the Judicial Service Commission to enhance capacity at the court. She is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya after having been admitted to the Bar in December 2014. Ms Oloo comes on board with vast legal experience after having worked with Obura Mbeche and Company Advocates as a Litigation advocate.  She specialized in Employment...

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More strategies needed to tackle GBV

More strategies needed to tackle Gender Based Violence nnThere is need to come up with strategies that go beyond legislative and policy reforms in order to combat Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the country.nnSpeaking in Nairobi at the Regional Conference for Women Justice Actors, Chief Justice David Maraga observed that GBV persists in Kenya despite the strict and punitive legislation.nnHe cited the strict punishments for offences committed under the Sexual Offences Act 2006, the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2011, the Protection Against Domestic Violence Act 2015 and the Children Act 2001, saying that despite these provisions, the challenge of GBV...

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CJ: We are being judged unfairly

Chief Justice David Maraga has decried the growing flood of unwarranted criticism being levelled against the Judiciary.nSpeaking at the Nyando Law Courts where he presided over the opening of a new court building, the Chief Justice said the attacks were unfair and undeserved. Even where compliments were due, individual officers and the Judiciary in general were being vilified with excessive criticism, he said.nHe gave the example of a headline in a newspaper today that talked about “rot in the Judiciary” in reference to the Organizational Review Report launched by the Judiciary last week, which recommended a raft of changes in...

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Business Court User Committee deliberates on Trademark Law

Business Court User Committee - BCUC chairperson Justice Mary Kasango has pledged that the Judiciary will continue collaborating with the private sector to ensure speedy resolution of business related disputes.nnSpeaking during the Business Court User Committee-BCUC monthly luncheon, Justice Kasango said partnerships between the Judiciary and the private sector will unlock resources that will be ploughed back into the economy hence assisting the government in achieving the Big Four Agenda.nnPeter Hime, an advocate of the High Court and an authority in on Trade Mark laws took judges of the Commercial and Tax Division through a presentation on Trademark laws in...

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Kapsabet Law Court holds its Court Users Committee

Kapsabet Law Courts held its Court Users Committee Meeting. The meeting was presided over by North Rift Presiding Judge Hellen Omondi and co-chaired by Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang. nn nn nn nThe Court Users Committees (CUCs) provide a platform for actors in the justice sector at the local or regional level, to consider improvements in the operations of the courts, coordinate functions of all agencies within the justice system and improve the interaction of these stakeholders.n nCUCs provide the Judiciary with an opportunity to make the justice system more participatory and inclusive since the public is...

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Judiciary rolls out Court Annexed Mediation to other regions

After a successfully pilot of Court Annexed Mediation in Nairobi, the Judiciary has now rolled out the mediation as an Alternative Dispute Resolution method to other counties.nnnnnnnBorrowing from the lessons learnt during the Mediation pilot and Settlement Week in Nairobi, the Chief Justice David Maraga gazetted Practice Directions to guide the rollout of Court Annexed Mediation to 10 Counties, namely: Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Machakos, Garissa, Embu, Kakamega and Kisii.nThe Taskforce led by Justice Fred Ochieng that was gazetted to oversee the implementation of Court Annexed Mediation has started carrying out launch activities in the various counties.nCurrently, the Taskforce...

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