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Judiciary to set up small claims court in Eldoret next year

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By Lynn Kolongei | Dec 22nd 2021 | 1 min read

Eldoret High Court presiding judge Eric Ogola at Eldoret high court on November 3, 2021. [Christopher Kipsang, Standard]

The Judiciary will set up a claims court to settle commercial disputes whose value is below Sh1 million.

Eldoret presiding judge Eric Ogola has told court users in the region to be ready to embrace the court, which has already been gazetted.

While addressing a Court Users Committee in Eldoret, Justice Ogola hinted that the small claims court established under the Small Claims Act of 2016 will reduce case backlog.

The establishment of the court was announced by Chief Justice Martha Koome, who is also the president of the Supreme Court of Kenya, through the Kenya Gazette notice dated December 10.

Justice Ogola welcomed the initiative, noting that the court will help in achieving the objectives of the Alternative Justice System.

 

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