Justice Maraga: Some judges travel in unroadworthy cars

KTN News Aug 20,2018

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Chief Justice David Maraga has indicated that judiciary budget cuts will further derail the process of justice. Maraga aims to clear over 60,000 cases that have been in pendency for between five to ten years by the end of the year.

The Judiciary however faces an uphill talk in maintaining the tempo of its drive towards efficiency with drastic budget cuts threatening to bring to a halt a total of 70 ongoing court modernization and construction projects seen as critical to the success of the Judiciary Transformation Framework (JTF). 

According to Maraga, the downward revision of Judiciary funding capped at Sh17.3 billion in the 2018/19 national budgetary policy statement to Sh14.5 billion in the Appropriation Act had left the Judiciary with only Sh50 million in development budget. 

Mobile courts have since been suspended due to inadequate funding. Maraga was speaking when he officially opened the Annual Judges’ Colloquium in Mombasa alongside visiting South African counterpart Mogoeng Mogoeng.