Inmates demand audience with CJ
04 July 2013, 16:31
The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) failed to convince remandees at the Nakuru G.K prison to allow court proceedings to resume as the government explores ways of solving their plight.
The LSK members drawn from Nakuru had visited the prison on Thursday morning after the remandees continued paralyzing operations at the Molo and Nakuru law courts for the fourth day running.
While presenting their grievances, the remandees said that they were being denied bonds even for petty offences adding that the shortage of Judges in Nakuru has occasioned delays in case hearings.
They said that most of them were suffering in prison for mistakes made by the judiciary hence their decision to boycott court sessions.
They made it clear that they will not accept address from any person other than Chief Justice Willy Mutunga.
On Tuesday, the remandees declined to be addressed by Nakuru Resident Judge Anyara Emukule.
LSK members had promised to present a memorandum to the concerned authorities in order to have the remandees' grievances addressed.
Lawyer David Mong’eri said that it would be unfair for the courts to deny bonds to remandees charged with petty offenses, sentiments that were echoed by his colleague Gordon Ogolla.
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