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Category : Judicial Reforms
Women and Minorities Dominate New List of Judges Daily Nation, Pg 1 & 6
Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011

Gender and regional balance took center stage as CJ Willy Mutunga named 28 new High Court Judges. Among them were 14 women, 11 magistrates and two from minority groups. Mutunga also swore in the new Chief Registrar Gladys Shollei.

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Proposal to Hire 23 Supreme Judges The Star, Pg 4
Friday, 12 Aug 2011

Justice minister Mutula Kilonzo has proposed an additional 23 Supreme Court Judges and 120 High Court Judge to address the issue of understaffing in the judiciary. Mutula said he is in talks with the judiciary to amend the law and ensure that service delivery is satisfactory to the public.

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CJ Wants Retired Judges Honoured Saturday Nation, Pg 9
Saturday, 06 Aug 2011

CJ Willy Mutunga wants retired judges to be honored for their good service. He was speaking when he hosted former CJ Evan Gicheru at a luncheon. Also former CJ Majid Cocker also attended the event in which many speakers praised their tenures.

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Judiciary should Reward Hard Working Staff, Says Lawyer The Star, Pg 4
Tuesday, 09 Aug 2011

Lawyer Mutava Joseph while being vetted for the High Court judges jobs said the judiciary should find a formula of rewarding its employees who exceed their work targets. He told the JSC that it is time for the judiciary to embrace performance contracting. He stated that corruption is rife because

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Principals Told to Name Three Foreigners for Placement in Vetting Board Daily Nation, Pg 6
Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011

Kenneth Marende has asked Kibaki and Raila to name the three foreigners who would help in reforming the Judiciary. He said CIOC was ready to vet the six who have so far been presented to it but is awaiting the three others. Section seven of the Vetting of Magistrates and Judges Act provides for t

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Magistrate on the Spot over Exhibit Sale Daily Nation, Pg 6
Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011

Magistrate Wilkinson Njage failed to clear his name on allegations that he sold exhibits after cases were concluded. A police officer had written to the Registrar of the High Court stating that the Narok Principal magistrate sold exhibits while he was in Moyale. He however said that he can still

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Kibaki Pick for JSC Gets House Nod Daily Nation, Pg 5
Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011

MPs approved JSC nominee Rev Samuel Kobia to replace Bishop Anthony Muheria who resigned. The legislators did not give much importance to questions of his doctorate degree that he is said to obtain from an non existent university.

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Reforms Under the Spotlight as Judges Meet at Coast Next Week Business Daily, Pg 7
Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011

Judges are set to meet in Mombasa for their annual conference. The judiciary is gearing up for an additional 26 High Court judges following the end of the interviews. Due to the high number of judges, the meeting will also reflect on the etiquette to guide internal relationships. They will also d

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