Oct 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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CJ Koome: Trial court cases should take under three years to conclude

Proceedings before the appellate court, she added, should be completed within one year of their filing.

address when initiating the Supreme Court Justice in Mombasa also noted Judge Koome that citizens want their cases to be completed quickly Hierarchy of the judicial system, ”said Judge Koome.

The ECJ found that 27 cases are pending before the Supreme Court and are on the way to finalization.

< p class = "align - justify"> No adjournments are allowed in the Supreme Court, she said, pointing out that a policy on requests for such delays needs to be considered.

” We have to send a message and reiterate that we do away with adjournment, “she said.

She added that those seeking adjournment risk losing their chance to highlight filings once the policy goes into effect.

Anchored in democracy

The role of the Supreme Court, she said, is to steer the country onto a development path that is on Democracy, social justice, rule of law, good governance and respect for human rights found.

Justice Koome said it was also necessary to reduce social inequalities and expand individual rights and freedoms which is a critical mandate from the Supreme Court.

The top court in the country needs to be a role model for other courts below to emulate, she said.

< p class = "align - justify"> “We must strive for excellence in our jurisprudence and judicial practice,” said F Rough Koome adds that the court must also review its performance and look for ways to improve it.

The Supreme Court’s success is due to the judges working in co-collegial manner and collegial, although each of them performs his or her duties independently.

She said that the presence of Chief Justice Anin Yeboah from Ghana and Supreme Court judges from Malawi and Nigeria from Meaning, as Kenyan judges tend to hear from them how to navigate and resolve electoral disputes.

Learning from each other

African countries, she said, tend to learn from each other and that the Kenyan judiciary is trying to keep abreast of the rules and procedures in place as it prepares for the 2022 elections.

” We also look to our neighbors, our African B rudders and sisters how they navigated (electoral disputes) to prepare and anticipate any problems that might come and see how we can do them according to the law and the constitution, “said Judge Koome.

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