The Judiciary through the Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP) has handed over an additional two court sites to contractors to commence construction works. Nyando and Vihiga Law Courts were handed over to Philmark Systems Services Ltd and Lunao Enterprises Ltd respectively for rehabilitation works at a cost of Ksh.152million for both courts. The rehabilitation works are expected to be completed by September 2016.
In May and June this year Engineer, Tamu, Nyamira, Molo, Chuka, Kigumo and Oyugis Law Courts were handed over for rehabilitation works to the contractors. The completion of the rehabilitation of these seven courts is June –July 2016.
The rehabilitation of Judiciary courts is part of the transformation process supported under the Judicial Performance Project (JPIP) which is funded by the World Bank Group.
The contractors are expected to utilize local resources – from labour to high quality materials during the rehabilitation of the courts. The contractors who won the tenders through competitive bidding processes are to adhere to professional and legal standards in construction. NEMA and other legal requirements & regulations are to be adhered to.
The handing over of the sites was led by representatives of the Judiciary including the Chief Registrar’s office, Head of Stations, Registrar of the Magistrate Court representative, Project Coordinator of JPIP, Director of Building Service Unit, Court User Committee members, Consultants and respective contractors.