HARNESSING THE POWER OF SOLAR TO DELIVER JUSTICE AT KILUNGU LAW COURTS
The installation of solar panels by the Court Users Committee (CUC) has improved delivery of service at the Kilungu Law Courts.
The Law Courts had been facing frequent power outages which caused delays in delivery of services. Proceedings in Court were affected as well as the typing of decisions on cases. Court rooms, registries, offices and cells were also plunged into darkness with every power outage. The court was also forced to outsource typing services with the attendant costs and inefficiencies. Litigants also experienced delays in the processing of fines and refunds owing to lack of access to online banking.
With a grant of Ksh. 165,000/- from the Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP), the CUC installed 250W Solar Panels, accessories and a printer enabling the court to deliver timely and efficient services to its clients. The Court has no backlog of pending judgments and fines and refunds are processed immediately upon the Court’s order on the same.