LSK says Judiciary not to blame for low convictions in graft cases

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The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has exonerated the Judiciary of any wrong doings in the fight against corruption.

LSK, through its chair Isaac Okero, absolved the Judiciary of any blame in the low rates of conviction in corruption cases, instead accusing the investigating bodies of doing ‘shoddy investigations and poorly conducted prosecutions’ saying that they are the more likely causes of delayed judgements and convictions.

In a statement to newsrooms, Okero, while welcoming the new Chief Justice, David Kenani Maraga, insisted that the Law Society of Kenya will continue to support the war against corruption.

Justice Maraga was sworn in on Wednesday, October 19 and is tasked with the role of leading the country’s Judiciary.

Upon taking over, Jutice Maraga promised to lead the country in administering justice in an effective manner to ensure efficiency in the delivery of justice.

With the new Chief Justice maintaining his commitment to fight draft, Okero says that for the best results in the trial of corruption cases – investigation, prosecution and adjudication must fit the bill – noting that the judiciary is key in the fight against corruption.

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