Meru Law Courts holds open day
The Judiciary, under the Meru Law Courts, has conducted an Open Day to enlighten mwananchi on its mandates and services it offers as well as bring justice closer to the people.
The procession started from the Meru Law Courts and ended at Makutano Junction where the event took place.
Meru Law Courts Presiding Judge, Lady Justice R. Wendoh, said that the judicial system is accountable to the people as it will ensure delivery of justice.
She pointed out that the courts are facing a couple of challenges including few staff in the registry, court interpreters, inadequate infrastructure and ineffective internet services among others.
“We have made a milestone by opening mobile courts in Githongo, Maua and Isiolo which will reduce distance to the courts and bring justice closer to the people,” she said.
She added that the shortage of staff especially in the High Court has led to congestion and backlog of cases as there are 4,455 civil cases and 655 criminal cases which are all pending as they only have one judge who hears the cases.
Meru Deputy Governor, Raphael Muriungi, who represented the Governor, urged the Meru Law Courts to help them open a court at the County Assembly to reduce the backlog as there are peculiar offences committed in Meru County only and the offenders are released due to lack of proper laws to prosecute.
Written by Treeza Awuor
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