Matiang'i promises to assist judiciary staff with houses
By Iman Masud
| July 17th 2021
The Ministry of Interior has pledged to release houses in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa to judges and other Judiciary staff.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i told a meeting of National Council of Administration of Justice that the government will support the Judiciary’s infrastructure requirements.
He was speaking during a function where Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery (PLEAD) donated 444 laptops, 106 printers, 37 scanners and 12 video conferencing equipment to support digitalisation and delivery of justice through virtual hearings.
Matiang'i further said the Executive will not interfere with judicial independence but said all agencies must work closely together to ensure justice for the Kenyan citizens.
The CS, however, challenged courts to make quick decisions on outstanding issues, particularly when a protection order is provided.
At the same time, Chief Justice Martha Koome said her objective was to see increased collaboration and cooperation in Judiciary in order to expedite service delivery and ease backlog of cases.
She said the Judiciary cannot deliver justice alone and called for inter-agency support, coordination and cooperation.
“This does not mean that our agencies are not independent, but it is out of the reality that it is only through coordination of our activities that we can attain efficiency and resolve systemic problems in the pursuit of our common goal of effective delivery of services to Kenyans,” she said.
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak urged the CJ decentralise anti-corruption registries to ease the fight against corruption.
During the same function, Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji said 141 graft cases are pending before anti-corruption courts, with the oldest case having been in court for the last 14 years.
Attorney General Kihara Kariuki asked the CJ to appoint a task force under the guidance of his office to formulate a Bill to guide in the establishment of the National Council of Administration of Justice as an independent institution.
Kenya to receive 1.7 million doses of vaccine donation from USUS Secretary of States Antony Blinken said the vaccines will be a donation in line with the strategic partnership shared with Nairobi.
Kenya escapes fourth wave of Covid-19The stiffer lockdown imposed on 13 counties in Nyanza and western regions among measures that kept the country from ravages of the fourth wave.
Happy ending for brave Form Two student begging for school fees on city streets
- Governor Hillary Barchok taken to task over hiring staff from the same community
- Kenya Power board kicked out of House as key meeting aborts
- Governor Chepkwony now opposes James Finlay's move to sell flower farm
By Nikko Tanui
- Woman dies while reporting ‘stubborn’ daughter to police
By Brian Okoth
- Officer arrested over link to 2,040 bullets found in Embakasi car
By Jael Mboga