Kenya’s Judiciary said Tuesday its High Court targets to hear and determine more than 2,900 cases in court stations with the highest backlog across the country during a service week.

The Judiciary said the Court will hear, determine and dispose of 2, 922 cases in 15 High Court stations from Sept. 2 to 13.

“This is in a bid to reduce case-backlog from the system and ensure that all Kenyans access justice in a timely manner,” it said in a statement issued in Nairobi.

The Judiciary said judges in consultation with various stakeholders resolved to utilize the current August vacation to hear cases in the targeted Courts and Divisions of the High Court.

The service week is a multi-agency collaboration that will see all players in the justice chain work together to achieve the desired results.

Under the banner of the National Council of Administration of Justice, all the agencies in the criminal justice chain have committed to work together, said the Judiciary.

Other interventions that the Judiciary has used include increasing the number of Judges and entrenching Performance Management and Measurement.

These, the Judiciary said, have led to a reduction of backlog in the High Court from 162,772 to the current 91,427 cases reported in the Performance Management Measurement and Understanding 2017/2018 report. Enditem


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