Chief Justice David Maraga toured Nyeri Law Courts in October 2018 to inspect delivery of service and renovation of court rooms at the station.
During the visit, the CJ held meetings with members of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and media, as well as judicial officers and staff.
Some of the issues that were discussed with staff include staff promotions, re-designations, remuneration as well as participation in Judiciary’s decision-making process, among others.
The Chief Justice promised to address the issues which he said had also been captured in the Organization Review Report that was to be released soon. He commended them for their hard work that has seen delivery of services improve at the station. He called on them to double their efforts and explore ways of reducing case backlog at the station.
While briefing the press, the CJ focused on Judiciary’s commitment to reduce case backlog and challenges facing the Judiciary such as funding. He explained that Judiciary needed enhanced funding to build more courts and hire more judges and magistrates. He said the institutions needed more officers to handle environment and land related cases which are rampant countrywide.
The meeting with LSK, centered on the need for mutual cooperation between the Judiciary and the bar in employing strategies and mechanisms that will expedite disposal of matters that are five years old and above in order to improve efficiency in the dispensation of justice.
Later, Justice Maraga inspected the ongoing renovation of the Court of Appeal building which has been expanded to include a Children’s Court.
During the visit, the Chief Justice was accompanied by Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi and Registrar of High Court Judith Omange.
By Emmanuel Kimutai, Nyeri Law Courts