Land of approximately 3.5 acres at the Kakamega Law Court was handed over to Hashit Constractors Ltd for the construction of a new High Court building. The 5 story High Court building will contribute towards improving the timeliness of Judiciary services and dispensation of justice. The building will have 8 court rooms, 11 chambers, a well-organized registry that will make retrieval of files easier, a library, offices for prosecution counsel, police, prison and probation officers. Litigants will access information and quality services at the banking hall.
The current building was built in 1967 as a Magistrate Court and upgraded to a High Court in 1982 when a judge was posted to the Court. The court building has three court rooms and three chambers to serve a population estimated by the 2014 Kenya National Bureau of Statistics census, to be 1,812,330 and covering an area of 5309 sq. kms.
The Judiciary continues to strive in improving timeliness of service and facilities. Once the new court building is complete, it is anticipated that about 7 judges and 9 magistrates shall be posted to the court to handle the 1,538 caseloads at the station. Litigants will not have to travel over 80 kms to receive services from other court jurisdictions. This court is amongst 6 new high courts the Judiciary is building across the country aimed at improving performance.
Kakamega Law Courts
The 3.5 acreage site for the new Kakamega High Court
The designs for the new Kakamega High Court are handed over by the Chief Magistrate Hon. Bildad Ochieng to Hashit Contractors Ltd