Land and Conflict Sensitive Journalism sumaries

Sub-Category : Judicial Reforms

Team defends power to vet judges

Daily Nation, pg 5
Saturday, 22 Sep 2012

The judges and magistrate vetting board has sought to defend its mandate amid growing displeasure from some of the dismissed judiciary. The board has also sought to put records straight on its powers given by the Act establishing

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Mutunga denies meddling in judges vetting board’s work

Daily Nation pg 5
Friday, 21 Sep 2012

Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has denied interfering with the operations of the Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board. Dr Mutunga’s defence came as the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) insisted it will not back down in its efforts to

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Seven sacked judges still earning salaries

The Star Pg 1 &6
Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012

Seven judges are still drawing their salaries despite being dismissed by the Vetting Board in July. The judges are still being paid because their removal has not yet been gazetted by President Kibaki. Their salaries can only

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How Blunders at AG’s office delay Delivery of Justice

Standard Pg 12
Monday, 17 Sep 2012

As the Attorney General’s office seeks to reform under the new Constitution it is struggling to clean up a host of irregularities that characterized the institution for decades. In 2009, two businessmen Ashok Rupshi Shah and

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Baraza Appeals against Sacking

Standard Pg 12
Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012

Deputy Chief Justice Nancy Baraza has moved to the Supreme Court seeking to quash the verdict by a tribunal that investigated her conduct and recommended among other things her removal from the judiciary. The DCJ who filed the app

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CJ: Courts won’t be Compromised

Daily Nation, Pg 56
Sunday, 09 Sep 2012

Efforts to root out corruption in Kenya’s judiciary and ensure its independence will continue despite the Old Guard’s resistance to reform, Chief Justice Willy Mutunga said in Washington on Friday. Dr Mutunga said that

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Judiciary Readying for Electoral Disputes

Standard Pg 8
Sunday, 09 Sep 2012

Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has reassured Kenyans that the Judiciary will continue to affirm its independence even as they prepare to handle likely electoral disputes in next year’s polls. Mutunga said the judiciary is aware

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Court declines to issue orders against NCIC commissioners

Starndard Pg 11
Friday, 07 Sep 2012

A bid to bar commissioners of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) from carrying on with the commission’s mandate has flopped. The petitioner, through his lawyer Njuguna Ndung’u, is seeking a court d

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