Chief Justice to swear in 219 lawyers
17 February 2014, 21:04
Nairobi - Chief Justice, Willy Mutunga is set to swear in 219 lawyers to the position of High Court advocates in an effort to empower the Judiciary with sufficient officers to reduce case backlogs in courts.
The exercise which kicked off barely three weeks ago, saw over 100 advocates admitted to the High Court's Bar where Mutunga warned them to observe the profession's ethics in discharging their judicial duties.
He had noted that the elevation exercise and recruitment of officers in the Judiciary is the fulfillment of its long anticipated transformation for the public to gain confidence in it.
Mutunga had raised alarm concerning wanting behaviors of some legal practitioners defying the laid down rules governing the legal profession.
To help curb the challenge of unprofessional practices in the judicial profession, he convened a Senior Counsel forum to address the vice and finding the solution including nurturing of young legal practitioners.
The two-day scheduled swearing in event will kick off on Feb 18 to 19 in Nairobi.
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