On 17th January, 2020, Kericho County had the priviledge of receiving the Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kenya Hon. Justice David Maraga at my office. Justice Maraga was in Kericho on official duty to assess the situation at the courts and hold a meeting with members of the Bench and the Bar.
Justice Maraga discussed various issues of interest and deliberated on how the County Government of Kericho and the Judiciary can work together to promote enhanced access to justice in Kericho.
Indeed as the County Government of Kericho, we have donated land in Kipkelion for the construction of a court and we look forward to that being realized as soon as possible.
We are glad that the Chief Justice agreed with my request for the establishment of a county court for resolution of disputes arising from enforcement of County Laws.
He has also pledged to second more judicial staff to Kericho to speed up conclusion of cases pending in court, especially those involving land disputes, some of which have dragged on in the legal system for far too long.