Land and Conflict Sensitive Journalism sumaries

Sub-Category : Judicial Reforms

Judges green light to serve sparks uproar

Daily Nation pg 1 & 2
Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013

Supreme Court judge Mohammed Ibrahim and Court of Appeal Judge Roselyn Nambuye have been found suitable to serve after fresh vetting. However, the Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board on Tuesday declared that High Court judges Mug

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All set for vetting of top-rank magistrates

Daily Nation pg 16
Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013

The public has until the end of the month to submit complaints against principal magistrates ahead of their vetting in February. Some 109 principal magistrates would be scrutinised by March 28 in line with the deadline for the vet

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Court moves to clear 200 pending appeals

Daily Nation pg 11
Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013

The Judiciary has earmarked more than 200 cases pending at the Court of Appeal for completion in the next one month. The Court on Monday started the month-long crash programme to reduce the backlog in Nairobi and Mombasa. A record

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Appeals court goes closer to the people in reforms drive

Daily Nation pg 10
Friday, 11 Jan 2013

The Court of Appeal has been decentralised from Nairobi to three other major towns in a move aimed at reducing case backlogs for litigants appealing against lower courts’ decisions. The decentralisation brings to an end an e

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Principals name three for judges vetting board

Standard Pg 13
Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012

President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga have nominated three non-Kenyans to be considered for approval to the Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board. The three names have since been forwarded to Parliament for debate and ap

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Sacked judges ‘struck off payroll’

Daily Nation pg 11
Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012

Five judges who were found unfit to serve in the Judiciary have been struck off the payroll, lawyers told a court on Monday. The lawyers accused the Judiciary of acting unlawfully by stopping the salaries of the judges when there

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Gender rule to take effect in 2015

Daily Nation, pg 52
Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the two-thirds gender rule cannot be achieved in the next elections. A majority of the five-judge bench was of the opinion that the constitutional requirement that not more than two-thirds o

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Judiciary gets Sh10.2 billion to automate services

The Star Pg 7
Thursday, 06 Dec 2012

The Judiciary has received Sh10.2 billion loan ($120m) from the World Bank to automate key services and to put in place faster case processing systems. The money will be used to automate the courts and clear a backlog of court cas

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