Judiciary to clear over 5,000 old cases
The Judiciary has embarked on hearing and determining court cases that are older than five years in the court system in a move that will see over 5,000 cases cleared in a period of one month, countrywide.
The service week exercise targets 5, 187 matters, which include civil, criminal, commercial and judicial review cases in nine High Court stations in the country starting September 3 – 28, 2018.
The cases have been listed before the Judges for hearings, dismissals and/or appropriate directions.
The stations are Meru, Machakos, Kakamega, Mombasa, Eldoret, Nyeri, Embu, Bungoma and Milimani (Judicial Review and Civil Divisions) High Courts.
This is in line with the Chief Justice’s strategic blueprint, Sustaining Judiciary Transformation; a Service Delivery Agenda that undertakes to clear all cases that are older than five years from the court system before end of 2018.
The CJ during the launch of the blueprint, promised that the Judiciary will utilize the ‘service weeks’ and the day-to-day hearing arrangements to clear case backlog in the courts.
The particulars of the cases and the cause lists are available at the relevant High Court Notice Boards, and online at the Judiciary, Kenya Law and the Law Society of Kenya websites.
DIRECTORATE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATION