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Category : Judicial Reforms
Supreme Court Seeks to End Poll Date Row The Star, Pg 4
Friday, 14 Oct 2011

CIC has been invited by the Supreme Court to appear before it today to discuss when their case seeking intepretation of the election date should be heard. Also invited to appear before the court registrar is the IIEC seeking its advisory opinion on the same issue. The two cases were first heard b

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Court of Appeal must Change Public Image The Standard, Pg 15
Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011

Pravin Bowry notes that Court of Appeal Judges have been known to trade, very publicy to trade allegations of corruption against one another but the truth of the allegations has never been found. The courts have also never given a land mark ruling, beein inefficient and contributed to massive del

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I am not a Socrcere, CJ Tells Court Daily Nation, Pg 5
Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011

CJ Willy Mutunga has denied claims that he is a magician and unfit to hold public office. He described as reckless, misconceived and illegal, an application by lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui seeking to remove him from office. Mutunga added that the suit contains false assertions of necremancy, magic a

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Politicians should Let Judiciary Deal with Law Reforms Sunday Nation, Pg 18
Sunday, 02 Oct 2011

Ahmednasir Abdullahi avers that Kenyans should oppose the changes being proposed on the constitution. A paradigm shift in both political and societal set up was set in the new dispensation. The amendments are ill intentioned and meant to satisfy selfish interests. Politicians should let the Supre

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CJ Set to Meet Bungoma Lawyers in City The Star, Pg 17
Monday, 03 Oct 2011

CJ Willy Mutunga is set to meet lawyers from Bungoma in a bid to diffuse a court boycott over a backlog of over 4000 cases. The lawyers want the CJ to post a second Judge to Bungoma to help reduce the backlog.

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Consult before Changing Dress Code of Judiciary The Star, Pg 23
Thursday, 06 Oct 2011

James Mwamu argues that the issue of dress code of judges must not be seen in the prism that lawyers are resisting change. The dress code is what differentiate a member of the legal profession from other profession and therefore there needs to be more consultations and consenus before a decision

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Clerics Oppose CJ over Women in Kadhi Courts The Star, Pg 14
Tuesday, 04 Oct 2011

The Majlis Istaai group, an Islamic organization, has dismissed the CJ as seeking fame by saying the judiciary should employ women as magistrates in Kadhi courts. The group said Mutunga needs to seek the opinion of Islamic groups over the issue before implementing it. The clerics from the group s

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Vet Industrial Court Judges Too, Says FKE The Standard, Pg 5
Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011

The Federation of Kenya Employers CEO Jacqueline Mugo has said Instrial Court Judges should be vetted like other judges. She said there was no reason why vetting should not be extended to them yet the court has a status of High Court in the new law. Mugo also called for the establishment of an Al

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