Judiciary to deploy 38 magistrates to help fast-track cases in counties

By David Indeje / November 4, 2017

Chief Justice Maraga Named  2017 Jurist of the Year

Chief Justice David Maraga has gazetted 38 magistrates who will be posted across the country starting November 13.

According to gazette notice 10809, the persons will be resident magistrates and deputy registrars.
In Kenya, the Subordinate courts are the courts established under Article 169 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
They are;

(a)The Magistrates’ Courts

(b)The Kadhis’ Courts

(c)The Court Martial and

(d)Any other court or local tribunal as may be established by an Act of Parliament.

Constitution of magistrate’s court
A magistrate’s court shall be subordinate to the High Court and shall be duly constituted when presided over by a chief magistrate, a senior principal magistrate, a principal magistrate, a senior resident magistrate or a resident magistrate.

Those gazetted includes:

Nyotah Priscah Wamucii
Beryl Anyango Omollo
Bonface Wangai Wachira
Njeru Anne Karimi
Karani Jacqueline Dama
Gweno Keyne Odhiambo
Omollo Judith Patience Awour
Kenei Nelly Chelagat Kipchumba
,dmboko Viennah Ong’oli
Gitonga Susan Gakii
Mulochi Edwin
Brenda Jaluha Ofisi
Soita Siundu Emmanuel
Odhiambo Maureen Atieno
Kyany’a Noelle Mutheu
Stella Waigwe Kanyiri
Madowo Tina Awino
Mbogo Robert Ondieki
Diana Wikunza Milimu
Osoro Mary Nyang’ara
Sisenda Adelaide Namabihi
Muchiri Ken Muraguri
Nyakundi Emily Moraa
Mutai Julius Kiprotich
Otieno Atieno Joan
Olela Ochola Samuel
Ogweno Christine Atieno
Angima Edina Nyakobe
Mutua Martin Njeru
Muthee lrene Wanjiru
Karani Elizabeth Wairimu
Damacline Bosibori Nyakundi
Chembeni Louser Adisa
Okola Felistus Nekesa
Ouko Sharon Phoebe
Muchoki Erastus Maina
Mbacho Lydia Wambui
Lopokoiyit William Tulel

In an op-ed in the Business Daily, Chief Justice David Maraga said his vision is Sustaining Judiciary Transformation: A Service Delivery Charter. Sustaining Judiciary transformation is predicated on the notion of individual accountability.

Key among the vision is the clearance of case backlog.

“As at December 2016, there were a total of 505,315 cases pending in our court system. Of these, 360,284 have been pending for five years or longer. I promise to utilise the ‘‘service week’’ and the day-to-day hearing arrangements to clear all cases that are more than five years by December 2018,” he wrote.

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