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Category : Judicial Reforms
Judicial Reforms Gather Pace as Vetting Team is Sworn-in Kenya Today, Pg 28
Monday, 19 Sep 2011

Chief Justice Willy Mutugna swore-in the members of the vetting of judges and magistrates Board. The Board is expected to vet judges and magistrates to check their suitability.

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Judiciary Faces Nepotism Probe Saturday Nation, Pg 9
Saturday, 17 Sep 2011

CJ Willy Mutunga has ordered an investigation into nepotism in the Judiciary. He asked employees who have relatives in the institution to inform him within two weeks. The institution has approximately 3000 employees in total. The nepotism issue was raised by the NCIC.

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Plan to Recruit 50 more Judges in Bid to Cut Case Backlog Daily Nation, Pg 11
Friday, 16 Sep 2011

The Judiciary plans to recruit 50 more judges this year to reduce on the case backlog. Deputy CJ Nancy Barasa stated this when he unveiled the Judiciary Transformation Steering Committee which comprosese of 15 judicial officers, representatives of lawyers, academia and private sector who are task

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Lawyers Seek Audience with Mutunga over Dress Code Sunday Standard, Pg 21
Sunday, 11 Sep 2011

Lawyers are uncomfortable with the order from the chief justice that judges should not wear their robes while at work. They have complained stating that it defeats logic for judges to appear in robes while lawyers wear them as their official identity. They therefore want to meet with Mutunga to c

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CJ Shuffles Judges in Judiciary Overhaul Daily Nation, Pg 1 - 3
Thursday, 08 Sep 2011

CJ Willy Mutunga has shuffled the Judiciary and also created a new division of The High Court. More than half of the judges were transferred or promoted, existing divisions restructured as new ones created. This exercise also saw more experienced judges being deployed to the criminal courts while

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CJ Names Judges to Hear Case on Vetting Board The Standard, Pg 10
Tuesday, 06 Sep 2011

Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has appointed judges Grace Nzioka, David Majanja and Odunga George to hear the case challenging the formation of the Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board. A law student Dennis Mogambi has filed the case arguing that some provisions of the Vetting of Judges andrew Magis

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Pending Issues for New Chief Justice The Standard, Pg 15
Wednesday, 07 Sep 2011

Pravin Bowry says Mutunga has started on a new footing to reform the judiciary. The visits to prisons is great but it should also extend to rural courts which still have colonial rules that need to be repealed. Internally, court clerks and paralegals are very corrupt and it is prudent to start an

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Judiciary Transition Gets under Way Business Daily, Pg 10
Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011

Macharia Munen says the judiciary has for many years be used by the executive and legislature for their political benefits. However, the process so far with the new appointments is creating a new face in the system and creating confidence. Now that a new AG is in office, his tenure will be compar

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