Judiciary sets court to fight drug trafficking at JKIA


Judiciary sets court to fight drug trafficking at JKIA

The Judiciary has established a new court station at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Chief Justice Willy Mutunga will officially preside over the launch of the new court at the airport on June 7th, 2016.

According to a statement to the media signed by the Judiciary Directorate of Public Affairs and Communication Conceptor Barasa, the court will deal with criminal and traffic matters arising at the JKIA and Wilson airport. The cases include traffic and drug related matters that were initially handled at Kibera and Makadara Law Courts.

The Chief Justice gazetted the court to start operations on May 16th, 2016.

The Registrar Magistrates Court, Peter Mulwa, said the establishment of the court at JKIA will ensure proper management of exhibits to avoid tampering with evidence.

The court will be headed by a Senior Principal Magistrate.

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