The Judiciary has now implemented Court Annexed Mediation (CAM) in the Eldoret Law Courts as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism.
During a courtesy call on the Uasin Gishu County Governor, Jackson Mandago, the Medition team led by the Chair of the Mediation Taskforce, Justice Fred Ochieng noted that positive results had been achieved through mediation since it was launched in 2016.
“We have witnessed tremendous results of mediation, already over 750 cases have been resolved through mediation and about KSh 4 billion released back to the economy.”
Following the successful implementation of mediation in Nairobi, the Judiciary has began to roll out the Court Annexed Mediation to other Counties, namely; Eldoret, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Machakos, Garissa, Embu, Kakamega and Kisii.
Last year, Chief Justice David Maraga gazetted Practice Directions to guide the roll out of Court Annexed Mediation.
Governor Mandago welcomed the introduction of mediation in the Eldoret courts noting that there was a huge backlog of cases especially in land related disputes.
Chief Registrar, Anne Amadi who is a member of the task force noted that internal and external stakeholders who include advocates, court users committees, mediators, county leaders, media, community leaders and members of the public will be sensitized and engaged on court annexed mediation. Registries will also be set up in the 10 counties to receive mediation matters.