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Category : Judicial Reforms
Appintment of Judges; Placing the Cart before the Horse? The Stabdard, Pg 15
Monday, 29 Aug 2011

Wahome Gikonyo says by appointing a sitting High Court Judge and Court of Appeal into the Supreme Court, JSC may be put the cart before the horse. The judges who have just been appointed are likely to be vetted alongside those who are sitting High Court Judges. This is because there no law restri

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Judiciary has no place for computer illiterate judges The Standard, Pg 20
Thursday, 18 Aug 2011

JSC deputy chairperson, Christine Mango says that no judge can afford to be computer illiterate in this information technology era. She also added that the judiciary will implement an ICT and computerization programme which will help the judges and magistrates learn the basics of using computers

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Judges risk penalty for faulty rulings Daily Nation, Pg 56
Wednesday, 30 Nov -0001

According to the Judicial Service Commission, the best way to fight judicial impunity is through holding judges and magistrates accountable for the decisions they make when handling cases. JSC is working hard to improve the conditions of service so as to have competitive terms for all staff, as i

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Judges want to Get Rid of Wigs in Court Daily Nation, Pg 10
Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011

Judges want the judicial wig done away with or made optional but the robes to remain as part of their dress code. They affirmed that the robes bring a sense of dignity and respect to courts although they need lighter robes. The judges were responding to a a paper presented by CJ Willy Mutuga duri

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Why Judges are Special and must have their Salaries Increased to Pay Taxes Saturday Nation, Pg 14
Saturday, 20 Aug 2011

Peter Mwaura writes that the assertion by CJ Mutunga that judges will pay taxes but will not take home a penny less is laudable and should be embraced. This means that the judges salaries must be increased to ensure the plan is as stated in article 160 that they will not be disadvantaged.

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Six Cleared to Vet Judges, Magistrates The Star, Pg 5
Friday, 19 Aug 2011

The CIOC has endorsed the names of those to serve in the Jedges and Magistrates vetting board. They are Abdirashid Abdullahi, Sharad Rao, Prof Ngotho Kariuki, Meuludi Iseme, Justus Muthithya annd Roselyne Odhiambo.

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Court Staff Get Green Light to Form Union The People, Pg 16
Monday, 22 Aug 2011

CJ Willy Mutunga has allowed paralegals to form or join unions to advocate for their rights. He said judicial officers are like other employees who have constitutional right of association and representation and should embrace change.

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We are on Course in Judicial Reforms The Star, Pg 28 & 29
Monday, 15 Aug 2011

Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has said the Judiciary is on track to reforms. He affirms that the judiciary is very key to guaranteeing that Kenyans will restore confidence in the system. Vetting process will continue with the same momentum and also recruiting of other staff members and equipment to

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