CJ Maraga says E-Filing system the way to go

Chief Justice David Maraga has strongly lauded the online case filing system (e-filing) in the country. Speaking in Nakuru on Friday during the official opening of the new established Nakuru Law Courts Building, Maraga noted that though there are challenges among them funding the system is the way to go. He added that the e-filing system will aid in Judiciary’s quest for modernization in a bid to enhance efficiency in service delivery. “The e-filing systems is doing well except for few challenges which are being addressed. This is the way…

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Rift Valley lawyers weigh in on the appointment of 41 judges

The Rift Valley Branch of the Law Society of Kenya has called on President Uhuru to appoint 41 judges in order to help deal with the backlog of cases.  Addressing media in Nakuru on Wednesday, the body while supporting the recent sentiments by Chief Justice David Maraga noted that there are numerous cases pending before the Land and Environment and the Labour and Employment Relations courts across the country.  “We urge the President to proceed with alacrity to accordingly appoint the 41 judges as courts begin to reopen for physical engagements to help deal with the backlog of cases…

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LSK to sue Ministry over face masks’ guidelines,arrests

­ Law society of Kenya has blasted the ministry of Health for developing guidelines on use of mask and subsequent arrests and penalties without substantive legal framework. Speaking in Nakuru town, LSK member Benard Kipkoech Ngetich has said that the council will head to court on Tuesday to seek quashing of the gazette notice. “The minister in charge cant make laws that tend to effect arrests of the people, laws are only developed by parliament and as such he should have waited for the legislation”, he said. Ngetich further said…

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LSK Rift Valley branch condemn police brutality in the enforcement of curfew

The Rift valley Law Society of Kenya has strongly condemned the excessive use of force by police officers during day one (Friday) of the dusk to dawn Curfew decreed by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Lawyers say this is uncalled for during this dispensation of the news constitution of Kenya 2010. Addressing media in Nakuru on Saturday Morning led by Rift valley Law Society of Kenya President John Ochang’, they said they were disturbed by the behaviour of the police officers towards innocent Kenyans. They say the officers could have used…

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Nakuru advocates take part in nationwide elections meant to restore LSK’s lost glory

Members of the LSK Nakuru joined their colleagues nationwide for the election of the national LSK new leadership. The Thursday exercise follows four months of campaigns. Then elections coming a time when LSK has lately been accused of being tame and playing to the dictates of the State and, in so doing, abandoning its watchdog role. However addressing media at the Nakuru Law courts during the elections, Nakuru based advocate David Mong’eri expressing optimism that the new leadership will help redeem the glory of the LSK and Judiciary as a…

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