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CJ Maraga commissions Sh480 million ultra-modern court in Mombasa

By Joackim Bwana | Published Thu, February 1st 2018 at 08:17, Updated February 1st 2018 at 08:21 GMT +3
Chief Justice David Maraga (left) with Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and his deputy William Kingi (right). [Joackim Bwana, Standard]

Chief Justice David Maraga has issued a stern warning to judicial officers who engage in corruption.

The CJ urged members of the public to report any corrupt member of the Judiciary. Justice, he said, was not for sale and should be dispensed selflessly and fairly to all.

“If you have any information on corruption, stand up against it. Give us information of any judicial officer engaging in corruption and the Judicial Service Commission shall deal with them,” he said.

The CJ, who was accompanied by Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, was speaking after he commissioned the construction of Sh480 million Justice Towers, expected to be completed early next year. The building will have four floors with basement parking.

It will host eight courtrooms, nine chambers for magistrates and judges, Law Society of Kenya office, lactating room for mothers, Director of Public Prosecutions office, a police post and a modern registry.

Others present at the ceremony were Deputy Governor William Kingi, Senator Mohamed Faki, Mvita MP Abdulswamad, High Court presiding Judge Erick Ogola, former retired judge Anyara Emukule, County Commissioner Evans Achoki and Chief Registrar Anne Amadi.

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