Monday, July 15, 2024

CJ Koome issues statement on court operations after Magistrate’s shooting

Chief Justice Martha Koome has issued a directive on how court operations will continue following the shooting incident of Magistrate Monica Kivuti.

Through a statement, Koome noted that all court within the country will remain operational from Wednesday 19th June, 2024 except for Makadara Law Court which is currently under police scrutiny.

“Consequently, courts nationwide will proceed with their operations on Wednesday, 19th; Thursday, 20th; and Friday, 21st; except for Makadara Law Courts, which is under re-evaluation for security purposes,” she said

She said that the best to honour the late Magistrate Monica Kivuti is through issuance of service and adherence to the rule of law and constitution.

“Kivuti was a gallant officer who died protecting the rule of law, holding court in a tent and over lunch hour. The best way we can honour her commitment is by continuing to provide services in adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law.

Any lapse that might lead to lawlessness and anarchy would be contrary to what Hon. Kivuti stood for. We are committed to honouring her dedication to justice by following her example,” said the CJ

According to Koome, she has already engaged the Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome to enhance security around the court and to judges and judicial officers countrywide.

“I have spoken with the Inspector General of Police, who has assured that security in our court premises and for judges and judicial officers nationwide has been enhanced.

Despite these assurances, we will continue to engage internally and with other relevant government agencies and stakeholders to comprehensively address identified security gaps,” she said

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