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The National Committee on Criminal Justice Reforms (NCCJR) today held deliberations with the Kenya Defence Forces on sector reforms in the criminal justice system. The Committee chaired by High Court Judge Grace Ngenye met with a KDF team led by Army Commander Lt General Robert Kibochi who briefed it on areas in the Court Martial system that require reforms. Justice Ngenye emphasized the need for comprehensive reforms in the way cases are handled in disputes and disciplinary related matters involving members of the disciplined forces to ensure that they access justice just like members of the public. The NCCJR has in the past two days held similar meetings with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights-KNHCR and the management of the Mathari Mental Hospital with a view to establishing collaboration in areas of reform in the criminal justice system. Tomorrow, the Committee will hold deliberations with the Kenya Prisons Service and the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA).?























The National Committee on Criminal Justice Reforms-NCCJR chaired by Justice Grace Ngenye visited the Attorney General to introduce itself and discuss areas of collaboration in reforming the criminal justice system. 









 NCCJR visits Mathari Mental facility

The National Committee on Criminal Justice Reforms (NCCJR) chaired by Justice Grace Ngenye visited Mathari Mental Hospital to establish areas of collaboration between itself and the Hospital on areas of reform in the criminal justice system.













 



NCCJR holds its inaugural engagement meeting with KNHCR

The National Committee on Criminal Justice Reforms (NCCJR) held its first engagement meeting with stakeholders to establish areas of collaboration between itself and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) on areas of reform in the criminal justice system. 

 

 

 

 









 


CJ David Maraga launches Committee on Criminal Justice Reform


Chief Justice David Maraga launched the the National Committee on Criminal Justice Reforms (NCCJR) to spearhead comprehensive review and reform of Kenya’s Criminal Justice system.

The committee is expected to review the criminal justice system in Kenya and make legal, policy, institutional, operational, and administrative recommendations necessary for better functioning of the criminal justice sub-sector.

 

The committee to be chaired by High Court Judge Grace Ngenye is expected to oversee the full implementation of the findings and recommendations of the Criminal Justice system in Kenya: An Audit.

It will examine all aspects of criminal justice reform including but not limited to arrest, investigation, policing, prosecution, adjudication, and sentencing including non-custodial sentences, incarceration, aftercare and re-entry.

 

Terms of reference

Review the criminal justice system in Kenya and make legal, policy, institutional, operational, and administrative recommendations necessary for better functioning of the criminal justice sub-sector.

  1. Establish and design mechanisms to ensure that Kenya’s criminal justice system operates in a manner consistent and compliant with the provisions of the Constitution, 2010.
  2. Identify legal, institutional, administrative and financial barriers that impede the efficient functioning of the criminal justice system.
  3. Identify areas of inter-agency collaboration and cooperation that would make the criminal justice system effective in serving members of the public.
  4. Identify and review laws and policies that criminalize petty offences and make recommendations on their declassification and reclassification.
  5. Review Kenya’s penal laws.
  6. In consultation with the NCAJ agencies, develop, operationalize and oversee the execution of a comprehensive implementation framework/strategy/plan of the CJS Audit Report.
  7. Undertake any study or survey to deepen and expand understanding on Kenya’s criminal justice system.
  8. Conduct sensitization sessions among relevant stakeholders and the public on the contents of the audit report and engage them on the criminal justice reform initiative.
  9. Engage other relevant state and/or non-state agencies in realizing the desired results of the audit findings implementation.

 

 

 

 

Composition of the committee

Institutional Representative

Name

Judiciary (Chairperson)

Hon. Lady Justice Grace Ngenye

National Police Service

Stanley Cheruiyot

Office of Director of Public Prosecutions 

Jacob Ondari

Kenya Prison Service

SSP Miriam Nyamwamu

NCAJ/Judiciary

Duncan Okello

Kenya Law Reform Commission

Joash Dache

Probation and Aftercare Service

Linnet Vunovo Okwara

Department of Children Service 

Justus Muthoka

Independent Policing Oversight Authority 

Vincent Kiptoon

Commission on Administrative Justice 

Edward Okello

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights

Comm. Suzanne Chivusia

Kenya Human Rights Commission 

Davis Malombe

Law Society of Kenya

Wilfred Ngunjiri Nderitu

National Legal Aid

Caroline Amondi Oloo

National Crime Research Centre

Vincent Opondo

Witness Protection Agency 

Joel Omari

Kenya Defence Forces (Military Marshal Court)

Brig. Kenneth Okoki Dindi

Ministry of Health (Mathare Mental Hospital)

Dr. Ngugi Gatere

International Commission of Jurists

Edigah Kavulavu

Federation of Women Lawyers 

Edna Arati

The Cradle

Lavina Achieng Oluoch 

Council of Governors Secretariat 

Eugune Lawi

Legal Resources Foundation

Sylvia Yiantet Kooke

Judiciary Training Institute 

Dr. Steve Ouma

Resources Oriented Development Initiatives

David Ngari Nyaga

Judiciary

Lady Justice Rachael Ngetich

Judiciary

Hon. Francis Andayi

Judiciary

Hon. Christine Njagi

Immigrations

Alfred Abuya Omangi

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission

Regina Muriuki

Directorate of Criminal Investigation

SSP Michael Wiso

Judiciary

Dominic Nyambane

 

 

JOINT SECRETARIES

Office of the Attorney General

Elizabeth Ng’ang’a

National Council on the Administration of Justice

Irene Omari

Legal Resources Foundation 

Lenson Njogu

 

 

 

 

 

NCAJ Criminal Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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