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Category : Judicial Reforms
Clerics ask CJ to Introduce Evening Courts The Star, Pg 4
Saturday, 16 Jul 2011

Religious leaders have asked the Judiciary to consider introducing evening sessions to ease the backlog of cases pending in courts country wide. The clerics yesterday told Chief Justice Willy Mutunga the evening courts will not only speed up the disposal of cases but

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House team calls crisis talks over implementation The Daily Nation, Pg 9
Sunday, 17 Jul 2011

Only a few Bills have been signed into law with just about a month to the August 26 deadline for enacting all crucial laws. The committee will meet among others Attorney General Amos Wako, the Law Reform Commission and the Commission for the Implementation of the Cons

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Women object in Supreme Court Hearing The Star, Pg 1 & 8
Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011

A suit filed by six women’s organizations questioning the appointment of Supreme Court judges took a new twist yesterday when they demanded that the disqualification of one or more of the three judges bench appointed by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga to hear the case. The disqualification requ

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More Judges are Needed-Mutula The People, Pg 12
Saturday, 09 Jul 2011

Justice Minister Mutula Kilonzo has recommended amendments on the Adjudicator Act to create more position for judges.  The move will see at least 150 judges employed to serve in the High court and 30 judges to serve in the Court of Appeal. The new constitution re

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Judicial Officers need Review The Daily Nation, Pg 8
Friday, 08 Jul 2011

The Interviewing panel for the on-going vetting of Judges has been told to subject judicial officers to a performance contract; Mr. Boaz Olao said this was to be the sure way to ensure that officers are accountable adding that there is need for a different format for

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The Director tells Court to Dismiss Suitability Case The Star, Pg 4
Friday, 08 Jul 2011

The Director of Public Prosecutions wants the court to dismiss a case challenging his suitability to hold office. Through his lawyer AB shah, the DPP told the court lacks the jurisdiction to handle the matter and that the case cannot be determined by the court. 

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Women Lobby Groups Lose bid to Refer Supreme Court Case to CJ The Star, Pg 4
Friday, 08 Jul 2011

Six Womens rights organizations challenging the appointment of five Judges to the Supreme Court judges have lost a bid to refer the case to the Chief Justice Willy Mutunga. The Women are opposed to the idea that the CJ appoints a bench to hear the case. The three judg

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Githae Blasts NGOs for Sabotaging Constitution The Standard, Pg 22
Tuesday, 05 Jul 2011

Njeru Githae, the Nairobi Metropolitan Development Minister has accused the civil society of sabotaging the implementation of the Constitution by misusing the courts. He cited the scenario where the court granted last minute injunctions to stop the swearing in of the

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