The Chief Justice (CJ), David Maraga will from Monday visit various courts in the coast region to commission sites for construction of High Court buildings, meet stakeholders and inspect judicial service delivery.
Maraga who on Friday opened an induction course for the National Assembly Justice and Legal Affairs Committee at a coast hotel, will lay foundation stones for the construction of the Courts in Mombasa, Kwale and Taita-Taveta Counties.
He will also hold meetings with county leadership and other stakeholders, according to a Press release from the Judiciary’s Directorate of Public Affairs and Communication.
In Kwale, he will also formally receive Msambweni Kadhi’s Court, from the county leadership. The building was constructed with funds from the Constituency Development Fund.
The Kwale High Court project is on a five-acre plot donated by the county government at Sida area in Kwale town.
The facility comes as a great relief to the local residents since it will save them the burden of seeking High Court services in the neighbouring Mombasa County.
When complete the building will accommodate two High Courts, Kadhi’s Court, judicial offices, police and prison departments and cells among other facilities.
The Project Coordinator of the Judiciary Performance Improvement, Ms. Nancy Kanyago had earlier, indicated that the projects were funded by the World Bank (WB) under the Judiciary’s court infrastructure development initiative.
The Coordinator said it was the vision of the Judiciary to have a High Court in every county to reduce the long distances the public covers to access judicial services.
Source: Kenya News Agency