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New Chief Registrar of Judiciary sworn in

By By John Muthoni | January 13th 2014

By John Muthoni

NAIROBI, KENYA: The newly appointed chief registrar of Judiciary has been sworn in.

Anne Atieno Amadi was sworn in Monday at the Supreme Court in the presence of Dr Willy Mutunga- Kenya’s Chief Justice.

Amadi, who has served as advocate of the High Court of Kenya for 24 years replaces Gladys Shollei.

“We are re-launching the second phase of the judiciary transformation. The institution and individuals who run it, particularly the administrative arm of the Judiciary, we have learnt from our mistakes and have been strengthened by these lessons,” said Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga during the swearing in ceremony.

CJ admitted that the Judiciary like other arms of the government has elements of corruption which he challenged the new registrar to help tame.

“Corruption in the administrative cadre must be exterminated. The public raised our salaries and we must say No to bribes. We cannot elevate corruption into a permanent sport ,” said Dr Mutunga.

He urged her to jealously guard the independence of the Judiciary as set out by the constitution and that she should forge a dynamic and principled relationship with the judicial staff, judges, magistrates and other stakeholders in the justice chain.

“The CRJ is accountable to the people of Kenya, the Chief Justice, the Judicial Service of Kenya, and critical departments in the Executive and Parliamentary arms of the State. So we need to serve with humility and honor with a firm focus on delivery of services to the Kenyan people. If we do this, even if and when we make mistakes, the public will understand that it was done in good faith, “said the Chief Justice.

In her acceptance speech, Amadi said that she was ready for the challenges owing to her experience.

“ I am no stranger to the Judiciary, having served as a magistrate for seven years and thereafter performed roles that entailed active interaction with this institution,” said Amadi.


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