Chief Justice David Maraga presided over the opening of a court building at Tamu Law Courts. Tamu Law Courts has been refurbished and upgraded to a modern court facility. Prior to this refurbishment, the court used to operate from a structure that was initially built as a garage to repair tractors.
Tamu Law Court was established in 1970 at Tamu Upper in Muhoroni, Constituency. In 1992, the court was relocated to Mnara where it served Koru, Chemilil and Muhoroni locations. The court was housed and operated from the settlement scheme’s motor vehicle garage. The design and suitability of the garage was improper for court operations.
The new refurbished court building was opened by the Chief Justice Hon. David Maraga and witnessed by members of the public as well as Members of Parliament Hon. James K’oyoo and Hon. John Aluoch Olago amongst other guests, on Friday 29th December 2019.
The Court registers 783 cases per year consisting of environment and land, traffic, sexual offences, drunk and disorderly, succession, assault and theft. These cases will now be adjudicated upon in a refurbished and upgraded building housing 2 court rooms and chambers, spacious registries, customer service bay, a waiting bay, lactating rooms, separate holding cells for men/women, offices for other justice chain actors, among many other facilities.
This new building which aims to improve efficiency and service delivery closer to the people of Muhoroni, was built with support from the World Bank through the Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP).