Thursday, 28 March 2019 08:56

COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS EXECUTIVE PAY A COURTESY CALL TO THE CHIEF JUSTICE

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The Chairman of the Council of Governors, H.E. Hon FCPA Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya EGH CGJ, Vice-chair H.E. Mwangi Wa Iria and the Chairman of the Legal Affairs, Human Rights, Security and Foreign Affairs Committee H.E. Amason Kingi today paid Chief Justice David Maraga a courtesy call in his office.

The Governors and Chief Justice Maranga agreed to work together, forging a partnership between County Governments and the Judiciary to ensure the construction and completion of High courts in all County Governments. The construction of the new court buildings will enhance the Judiciary’s service delivery to the citizenry. This will be a major step towards achieving the CJ’s vision of taking services closer to the people and ease the burden of citizens who travel long distances to attend court cases in the quest for justice. The two institutions urged the National Treasury to release funds to go towards the construction of courts across the Country.

In the meeting the two institutions declared their support for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) which will in effect reduce the backlog of cases being handled by the Judiciary and also ensure speedy resolution of the matters.

The relative speed and efficiency, with which commercial disputes are resolved, as a result of an effective court and alternative dispute resolution system, will enhance Kenya’s reputation as an economic hub and a center for business interests both regional and global. Furthermore, this will have a direct impact on access to justice.

In conclusion, the Chief Justice stated that he was in agreement with County Government on the issue of remittance of fines emanating from County legislation to County Governments provided that the same has been approved by the intergovernmental structures provided for in law. The CJ urged the Council of Governors to take up the matter through the summit so that the judiciary is given an exemption.

The monies collected will be included in the County Own Source Revenue and will be used to enhance development in the Counties.

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