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Category : Judicial Reforms
Exit Gicheru: Lessons for the New Chief Justice Sunday Nation, Pg 9
Sunday, 27 Feb 2011

The next chief justice must appreciate the country is in a serious need of judicial reforms. Half baked attempts on reforming the judiciary will not achieve anything as seen by the radical surgery of 2003. The judiciary is marred with corruption and other inefficiencies that prevent service deliv

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Search for New CJ Starts as Gicheru Leaves Saturday Standard, Pg 8
Sunday, 27 Feb 2011

The Search for a new chief justice has started in ernest. JSC is expected to advertise the position in the dailies then will see the process through and recommend three names to the position and send the names to the two principals who will in turn choose on one and and send the name to parliamen

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Gicheru Exits as Mutula Insists there is No Crisis The People, Pg 40
Saturday, 26 Feb 2011

Gicheru has left office asfter serving sight years as chief justice. Mutula avowed that there us not crisis since some functions of the CJ can be conducted by the JSC. He however said it will take a while before his replacement is done.

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Kibaki Assures Judges of Fair Vetting Daily Nation, Pg 5
Friday, 25 Feb 2011

President Kibaki has assured judges that the vetting process will be fair and speedy. He asserted that natural justice will apply to ensure that the country get a robust judiciary. He was speaking during the opening of the milimani court complex. The new court system is digitilised hence less tim

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PNU wants Gicheru to Remain CJ after Feb 27 The Star, Pg 4
Monday, 21 Feb 2011

PNU is pushing for Justice Evan Gicheru to continue serving until the standoff pn his successor is settled. They want him not to quit the judiciary but serve as a Court of Appeal judge. This will make him the most senior judge hence caretaker CJ until a replacement is decided upon.

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Bid to Award Magistrates, Judges Benefits Rejected The People, Pg 6
Thursday, 17 Feb 2011

Judges and magistrates who will opt not to undergo the vetting process, suffered a blow when MPs rejected a bid to award them terminal benefits. MPs shot down this amendment as proposed by the legal and justice committee. MPs argued that this will render the whole process meaningless if they are

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Team Proposes Golden Handshake for Judiciary The People, Pg 6
Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011

Judges and magistrates who will be found to be unfit after the vetting process will be adequately compensated. This is one of the changes the Vetting of Judges and Magistrates Bill proposed by the legal and justice committee. These judges will be notified of their unsuitability 30 days after the

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CJ Gicheru Launches Digital Court System in Eldoret The Star, Pg 10
Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011

CJ Evans Gicheru has launched a computersied court information system in Eldoret and Kitale. Details of cases listed every day will be provided to the public through a computer screen situated just outside the courts. This is a move to improve service delivery. Gicheru said these are part of the

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