Kenyan Courts Record 84 % Reduction in Case Backlog

It is said that ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ and Kenyans know this very well since cases take too long in court. A court cases can be expensive considering that lawyers usually charge fees based on among other things, the number of appearances made in the court on behalf of their clients. The involved parties … Continue reading “Kenyan Courts Record 84 % Reduction in Case Backlog”

When can a Person be held in Police Custody for over 24 Hours?

The killing of Rongo-University student Sharon Otieno has raised a lot of public interest. Beyond the public outcry for the perpetrators to be charged and punished, there are legal questions on the process of investigations and arrests. On November 16, Governor Obado of Migori was released again after repeyted police custody. And earlier, a key … Continue reading “When can a Person be held in Police Custody for over 24 Hours?”

Detention of eight School Boys probably illegal

The arrest and ongoing detainment of the eight Ambira Boys High School students is most probably illegal, a legal analysis made for RoGGKenya has found. In addition, the harsh reaction of the state agencies against the minor school boys is in sharp contrast with a leniency we can observe when famous politicians are involved. This … Continue reading “Detention of eight School Boys probably illegal”

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the highest court in Kenya and is established under article 163 of the Constitution. It is composed of seven judges: the Chief Justice, the Deputy Chief Justice, and five other Judges. The court’s quorum is reached when at least 5 judges are present. All courts are bound by the decisions of … Continue reading “Supreme Court”

Why Court Sessions make News

People like to hear and read about conflict. It’s always about one person against another: husband against wife, president against opposition leader, tenant against landlord, revenue authority versus taxpayer, neighbour against neighbour, employee versus employer, gang A against gang B, police against suspect, etc. There are a myriad causes and characteristics of conflict, and many … Continue reading “Why Court Sessions make News”

Court Reporting

The judiciary is the battlefield for conflicts about laws, which makes court cases an important topic for media. Our ever growing section on court reporting should help journalists, even newcomers, to set out into this field.

Judicial Service Commission

This is what Art. 172 of the Constitution says about the Judicial Service Commission (The composition is provided for in Art. 171) “Functions of the Judicial Service Commission. 172. (1) The Judicial Service Commission shall promote and facilitate the independence and accountability of the judiciary and the efficient, effective and transparent administration of justice and … Continue reading “Judicial Service Commission”