Chief Justice Martha Koome has on Friday presided over the launch of a permanent station of Court of Appeal in Nakuru City.
The station which will serve the entire Rift Valley region is in line with the Judiciary’s vision to ensure accessible, cost-effective, timely and efficient judicial system.
“Presided over the launch of a permanent station for the Court of Appeal in Nakuru, marking a huge milestone in addressing the access-to-justice gap in the appellate court in the Rift Valley region.
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In line with the Judiciary’s vision of STAJ, we are committed to continuously making interventions to ensure our justice system is accessible, cost-effective, timely and efficient.” Said Koome.
The station now becomes the fifth appellate bench after Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa and Nyeri, with the sixth expected soon in Eldoret.
Speaking at the ceremony, CJ Martha Koome called on the Rift Valley Law Society Branch to ensure that all appeals in the region are made on time.
“I urge the Rift Valley Law Society Branch and other court users to actively cooperate and work with the Judges to ensure that this target of expeditious resolution of appeals is realized.
We are collaborating with counties and the Council of Governors to build partnerships that will address the ‘justice needs’ of our people.” Said the CJ