Courts

The Subordinate courts are the courts established under Article 169 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

They are;

1). The Magistrates’ Courts

2). The Kadhis’ Courts

3.) The Court Martial and

4.) Any other court or local tribunal as may be established by an Act of Parliament.

 

Jurisdiction

1). Criminal Jurisdiction

As a court of first instance, the magistrates’ court has jurisdiction and powers in proceedings of a criminal nature as are for the time being conferred on it by;

        (a)The Criminal Procedure Code (Cap.75 of the Laws of Kenya) or

        (b)Any other written Law.

 
2).   Civil Jurisdiction

The magistrates’ courts shall have and exercise jurisdiction and powers in proceedings of a civil nature in which the value of the subject matter in dispute does not exceed;

         (a) Seven million shillings for a Chief Magistrate

         (b) Five million shillings for a Senior Principal Magistrate

         (c) Four million shillings for a Principal Magistrate

         (d) Three million shillings for a Senior Resident Magistrate

         (e) Two million shillings for a Resident Magistrate

Special courts have been established to hear and determine matters filed therein.
They include;

1). The Anti-corruption Court

2). The Children Court

The above courts are manned by magistrates gazetted for that purpose by the Honourable Chief Justice. Magistrates Courts also have jurisdiction to hear and determine traffic matters in the manner provided for under the Traffic Act, Cap.403 of the Laws of Kenya.

3). Appeals

Any person who is aggrieved by a decision of the magistrates’ court, arising either from a criminal or civil trial can appeal to the High Court.   
        

 KADHIS’ COURTS

Kadhis’ Courts are established under Article 170 of the Constitution.  Their jurisdiction is limited to the determination of questions of Muslim Law relating to personal status, marriage, divorce or inheritance in proceedings in which all the parties profess the Muslim Religion and submit to the jurisdiction of the Kadhis’ courts.

Courts Martial

The Court Martial hears cases involving people serving in the Military. They are established under the Armed Forces Act.

Tribunals

Tribunals are bodies established by Acts of Parliament to exercise judicial or quasi-judicial functions. They supplement ordinary courts in the administration of justice. Tribunals, however, do not have penal jurisdiction.

Tribunals, like the courts, have to respect the Bill of Rights in their decisions and not be repugnant to justice and morality or be inconsistent with the Constitution or other laws of the land. Most tribunals are subject to the supervision of the High Court.  All tribunals fall under the Judiciary.

Mombasa Principal Magistrate Diana Mochache’s ruling in the Ivory case. [ Download]

Magistrates Causelists

Causelist- July 6-7, 2016. In Kiambu Law Courts [ Download Causelist]

Causelist- July 6-7, 2016. In Kimabu Law Courts [Download Causelist]

Causelist – June  28-30, 2016 . In Kiambu Law Courts [Download Causelist]

Causelist – February 8 – 12, 2016. Machakos Law Courts. Chief Magistrates Court. [ Download Cause List]

Causelist – January 18 – 22, 2016. Machakos Law Courts. Chief Magistrates Court. [ Download Causelist]

Causelist – January 11 – 15, 2016. Machakos Law Courts. Chief Magistrates Court. [ Download Causelist]

Service week Causelist:  3rd December 2015. Chief Magistrates Court, Children Court at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi.[Download Cause List]

Service week Causelist: 2nd December 2015. Chief Magistrates Court, Children Court at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi.[Download Cause List]

Service week Causelist: 1st December 2015. Chief Magistrates Court, Children Court at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi. [ Download Cause List]

Service week Causelist: 30th November 2015. Chief Magistrates Court, Children Court at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi.[Download Cause List]

N O T I C E

litigants, advocates, children’s officers, probation officers, prosecutors, state counsels and all concerned parties:

Take notice that the Milimani Children’s Court will have a Service Week to clear a case backlog. Parties with pending cases are hereby notified that all pending matters where parties have not taken action for a period of one year and above, in the matters filed between January 2002 and December 2010 will be listed for hearing between 30th November, 2015 and 4th December, 2015.

A cause list is available on the Milimani Law Courts notice boards and online on the Judiciary website www.judiciary.go.ke.

CHIEF MAGISTRATE

NAIROBI CHILDREN’S COURT

23RD NOVEMBER, 2015

 

 

NOTICE:

TO: ALL PARTIES, LAWYERS, WITNESSES AND INTERESTED PARTIES

RE:CIVIL MATTERS LISTED FOR HEARINGS FOR THE MONTHS OF NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2015

YOU ARE HERBY NOTIFIED THAT ALL CIVIL MATTERS BEFORE Cm’s COURTS NUMBER 1,3,4,5 AND 6 THAT HAVE BEEN GIVEN DATES FOR MAIN HEARING OF THE SUITS SHALL BE MENTIONED ON 3rd NOVEMBER 2015 FOR A CALL OVER.

IN CASE A MATTER WILL NOT PROCEED, THEN IT SHOULD BE TAKEN OUT ON THAT DAY AS COURTS WILL NO LONGER BE MAKING ORDERS OF S.O.G

 

L.MBUGUA

CHIEF MAGISTRATE

MACHAKOS LAW COURT

 

Causelist  – November 23 – 27, 2015. Machakos Law Courts. Chief Magistrates Court [Download Causelist]

Causelist  – October 12 – 16, 2015. Machakos Law Courts. Chief Magistrates Court  [Download Cause List]

Causelist: Tuesday September 8, 2015. Chief Magistrates Court at Kiambu Law Courts. Criminal Causelist. [Download Causelist ]

Causelist: Wednesday September 9, 2015. Chief Magistrates Court at Kiambu Law Courts. Criminal Causelist. [ Download Causelist]

Causelist:  August 26, 2015, Chief Magistrate’s Court, Kisii Law Courts, Civil Dismissals  [ Download Cause List]

Causelist:  August 25, 2015, Chief Magistrate’s Court, Kisii Law Courts, Civil Dismissals  [ Download Cause List]

Causelist:  August 24, 2015, Chief Magistrate’s Court, Kisii Law Courts, Civil Dismissals  [  8H – Cause List – Kisii Law Courts – Aug 24 2015 Magistrates ]

Causelist:  August 13, 2015, Chief Magistrate’s Court, Kisii Law Courts, Civil Dismissals  [Download Cause List]

Causelist:  August 13, 2015, Chief Magistrate’s Court, Kisii Law Courts, Civil Dismissals  [ Download Cause List]

Causelist:  August 12, 2015, Chief Magistrate’s Court, Kisii Law Courts, Civil Dismissals  [ Download Cause List]

Causelist:  August 11, 2015, Chief Magistrate’s Court, Kisii Law Courts, Civil Dismissals  [Download Cause List][Download Cause List]

Causelist:  August 10, 2015, Chief Magistrate’s Court, Kisii Law Courts, Civil Dismissals  [ Download Cause List]

Causelist:  August 3, 2015, Chief Magistrate’s Court, Kisii Law Courts, Civil Dismissals [Download Cause List][Download Cause List][Download Cause List]

Causelist:  August 3, 2015, Chief Magistrate’s Court, Milimani Law Courts, Nairobi.     [Download Causelist]

Causelist – August 3, 2015: Magistrates Children’s Court, Milimani Law Courts, Nairobi: [ Download Causelist]

Causelist:  July 31, 2015, Chief Magistrate’s Court, Criminal, Milimani Law Courts, Nairobi. [Download Causelist]

Causelist – Friday July 31, 2015: Senior/Resident Magistrates, Children’s Court at Nairobi:  [Download Causelist]

Cause List –  July 30, 2015, Chief Magistrate’s Court, Milimani Law Courts [Download Causelist]

Causelist – July 30, 2015.  In the Magistrate’s Nairobi:  Children’s Court. [ Download Causelist]

Causelist – July 30, 2015.   Chief Magistrate’s Court, Milimani. Criminal.  [ Download Causelist]

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