CJ Maraga tells courts to prepare for a busy election year
Chief Justice David Maraga has told judges and magistrates countrywide to brace for a busy year due to election-related disputes.
Addressing magistrates in Mombasa, Maraga said that disputes are likely to arise from party primaries and after the August 8th general elections.
Maraga said that the Judiciary is well prepared to handle such cases and urged magistrates to ensure that all disputes are handled within stipulated time.
“We are still streamlining various issues within the Judiciary for magistrates and judges to perform their duties within the stipulated time so that Kenyans can access justice,” he added.
CJ Maraga warns politicians against hate speech
The Chief Justice issued a stern warning to politicians who are fond of making hate remarks that they will face the full force of the law.
He said some politicians cannot honour the National Commission Integration Commission (NCIC) and that their last stop will be in court.
“As the Judiciary, we will not delay in dealing with such cases. We are very keen on these political utterances,” he added.
Some court staff colluding with drug barons
Meanwhile, Maraga revealed that some court workers including magistrates and judges are colluding with drug suspects to influence cases in their favour.
“We will take stern action against them including relieving them of their duties. We need a corrupt-free Judiciary,” he added.
Maraga has also warned the Coastal people who solve sex violence related cases at home that they will be punished.
He assured that the Judiciary has reformed and will ensure such cases are heard and concluded within the stipulated time.