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CJ Martha Koome vows to focus on Judiciary independence

Chief Justice Martha Koome on Monday received the Judiciary’s instruments of power from the acting CJ and Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.

The newly sworn-in Chief Justice said that she will ensure that no cases are in the courts for more than three years.

In her speech, she confirmed that the courts were still battling with the backlog of cases despite efforts made since the adoption of the 2010 Constitution.

she said her appointment inspires every boy and girl to keep dreaming no matter where they come from.

She said no one should be permitted to tilt the scales of justice.

Besides the backlog of cases, CJ Koome took the platform to steadfastly point out the need for justice accessibility for the court users.

Koome said she will encourage use of technology, adding that many people still travel long distances to access justice making far reaching sacrifices such as sometimes selling their only possessions.

She said that through her leadership, more High courts will be set up countrywide, following in the footsteps of the former Chief Justice David Maraga who upgraded the courts during his tenure.


Kamadi Amata
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