REHABILITATION OF COURTS PROGRESSING WELL
The rehabilitation works of Engineer, Chuka and Kigumo Law Courts are progressing well with some parts of the building been partially occupied to enable court proceedings to continue uninterrupted. It is anticipated that the contractors shall complete the rehabilitation works by January 2017.
Supported by the World Bank Group under the Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP), the three courts will have three levels measuring an average of about 2,300 square meters. There will be more court rooms and chambers, registries, conference facilities and lounges, separate self-contained cells for men, women and juveniles, offices for prosecutors and prison wardens, adequate space for parking for visitors and staff, ramps for the physically challenged, exhibition rooms and ICT facilities.
Other courts that are to be rehabilitated under JPIP are: Isiolo, Kaloleni, Kapenguria, Kapsabet, Kibera, Kwale, Makindu, Makueni, Maralal, Molo, Mukurwe’ini, Muhoroni, Nyamira, Nyando, Oyugis, Vihiga and Voi.
The on-going rehabilitation is being supervised by the Judiciary Directorate of Building Services (BDS) which is ensuring that the required building codes, regulations and standards are adhered to. Once complete, the courts will improve access to courts and legal information. They will contribute to the reduction of geographical distances to courts, improve links to court users and potential users and reduce knowledge barriers.
Chuka Law Court before
On-going Rehabilitation of Chuka Law Court
Judges Chamber before
Rehabilitated Judges Chambers
On-going Rehabilitation of Engineer Law Court
On-going Rehabilitation of Kigumo Law Court