Judiciary Launches a Nakuru Court Of Appeal

Chief Justice Martha Koome has reiterated the efforts of the judiciary to bring justice closer to the people by launching a permanent bench court of appeal in Nakuru today.

According to CJ Koome the standalone judicial institution will cushion appellants, and all other Kenyans seeking judicial aid within the Rift Valley Region against seeking justice from other counties.

“The people of the expansive Rift Valley, running from Turkana to the North and south of Narok County, will no longer have to travel to Nairobi or to Nyeri to wait for the court of appeal circuit, they now have there court right here,” Koome said.

She further noted that the legal arm is committed to continuously making interventions that ensure the justice system is accessible, cost-effective, timely and efficient.

The new Nakuru court of appeal will be the fifth bench after Nairobi, Mombasa,Kisumu and Nyeri.
Koome has named the court ‘Bonde La Haki’ adding that it will assist in expediting delivery of justice, hence reducing the backlog of cases in the court.

The Chief Justice has also challenged the four appellate court judges that will have a permanent bench in Nakuru to conclude over 500 pending cases before the court of appeal in one year.

“We are keen to work with all to support the judges in realizing the target of appeals that are now pending at the court of appeal are concluded within one year,” the Chief Justice stated.

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