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Information and Record Management Unit

The Judiciary > Information and Record Management Unit

Information and Records Management Unit responsible for Information and Knowledge management.  It has two sections including Library and Record Management.

 

The Judiciary Library Services/Information is a section within the Unit whose mandate is to support legal research, the growth of jurisprudence and knowledge management.

 The Record Management section is responsible for records management during their inactive life cycle. The section acquires, manages, surveys, appraises and disposes off the records in line with Records Disposal Act CAP 14 of Laws of Kenya

The Information and Records Management Unit is based at the Supreme Court building in Nairobi. Currently, there are nineteen libraries based in the following stations across the country: Supreme, Court of Appeal, Milimani, Employment and Labor, Naivasha, Nakuru, Nyeri, Murang’a, Meru, Machakos, Mombasa, Malindi, Kericho, Eldoret, Kitale, Bungoma, Kakamega, Kisumu and Migori. The Records centres/ archives are spread across the country.

The library has a collection of over 34000 information resources domiciled in libraries across the country. They include statutes, legal textbooks, law reports, policy documents, journals, among others. The library is also subscribed to various online legal information databases which include Hein Online, Lexis Nexis and Westlaw.

Access to Heinonline e-library is available to all Judges, Judicial Officers, Legal Researchers, Judiciary staff and members of public. The link is http://home.heinonline.org/ . The library has access to 10 licenses of lexisnexis e-library  is restricted to 9 Judiciary library regional heads and Court of Appeal. Open access links to other information content include:

  1. https://network.bepress.com/
  2. http://kenyalaw.org/
  3. http://www.saflii.org/
  4. https://africanlii.org/
  5. https://www.bailii.org/form/search_cases.html
  6. http://www.worldlii.org/

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