Magistrates’ vetting to disrupt court services for three months
24 August 2015, 12:28
Nairobi - Members of the public have been told to expect a significant disruption to court services between September and November, 2015 during the magistrates’ vetting exercise.
The Chief Registrar of Judiciary, Anne Amadi said all court users should cope with a disruptive three-month vetting exercise aimed at assessing the suitablity of 72 magistrates and Kadhis to continue serving in the Judiciary.
“The exercise, to be carried out in line with the Vetting of Judges and Magistrates (amendment) Act, 2015, will involve judicial officers currently serving in various court stations across the country,” said Amadi.
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“We wish to inform advocates and litigants that although the Judiciary has made arrangements to manage the situation, there will be significant disruptions of court services during this period,” she added.
Amadi stated that Judiciary is in the process of notifying individual litigants whose matters may not proceed as earlier scheduled and apologized for the inconvenience.
“The full list of judicial officers and court stations affected by the vetting exercise has already been published and is also available on the Board’s website, www.jmvb.or.ke and on the Judiciary website, www.judiciary.go.ke,” said Amadi.
The vetting exercise will involve 59 Senior/ Principal Magistrates and Chief Magistrates, and 13 Chief Kadhis in various regions such as Mombasa, Nairobi, Nyeri, Garissa, Bungoma, Murang’a, Embu, Eldoret, Kisumu, Machakos, Homa Bay, Wajir among other areas in the country.
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