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Category : Judicial Reforms
Hiring of Appellate Judges On Daily Nation, Pg 9
Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011

JSC has advertised for positions in the Court of Appeal hence expanding the members to sit on the chamber. According to the constitution, the chamber must have no less than 12 judges. The seven successful candidates will join the existing nine appellate judges to complete the re-establishment of

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Mutunga Appoints First Chief of Staff Daily Nation, Pg 9
Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011

CJ Willy Mutunga has created a new post of Chief of Staff in the Judiciary and named Duncan Okello to be the first holder of the office. Okello will be responsible for coordinating relations with government department, private sector and NGOs. He will also act as the ombudsman and will receive co

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Bill to Guide Vetting of State Officials The Star, Pg 5
Friday, 30 Sep 2011

A new Bill to guide the vetting of state officers is in the offing. The drafters of the Bill, the Association of Professional Societies in East Africa said if the Bill is passed into law, it will help correct the lapses in the ongoing and former vetting processes since the passage of the new cons

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28 New Judges Set for Week of Training The Star, Pg 2
Friday, 30 Sep 2011

The 28 new judges who were appointed recently are undergoing training from their seniors ar the Judicial Training Institute. Appellate Judge Alnashir Visram, Supreme Court Judges Smokin Wanjala and JB Ojwang and former CJ Gilbralter Derek Schofield are leading the training. Also addressing them i

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CJ, Lawyers want Team to Review Dress Code Sunday Standard, Pg 26
Sunday, 25 Sep 2011

A meeting between CJ Willy Mutunga and the Law Society of Kenya has given green light to review the judicial dressing code. The CJ believes that the robes and wigs are a colonial relic that do not fit a modern judiciary hence directing judges not to dress in them but lawyers said they wanted to d

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Mutunga Moves to Stop Judiciary Strike The Star, Pg 4
Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011

CJ Willy Mutunga has written to all paralegals asking them to drop their plan to go on strike. The over 3,500 paralegals had threatened to down their tools over issues ranging from poor conditions of service to allegations of nepotism in hiring and promotion of staff. Mutunga issued the memorundu

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In the Strange World of Law and Lawyers... The Standard, Pg 15
Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011

Pravin Bowry writes that many undoings happen in the legal profession in Kenya. Judges are sworn in and immediately go on vacation, two different versions of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act are in circulation, government printer takes his own time to print Bills, some electronic versions of la

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45 Judicial Officers Implicated in Graft Weekend Star, Pg 3
Saturday, 17 Sep 2011

Five judges and 25 magistrates have been implicated in a report on corruption in the judiciary. The report compiled by a team headed by Judge Paul Kihara Kariuku also indicts other officers with cases involving corruption, unethical practices and incompetence. This report was availed to former CJ

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