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High court to dispose over 800 pending cases during service week

The Judiciary has deployed two judges to the Murang’a High Court to speed up disposal of a backlog of over 800 pending matters during this year’s judiciary service week.

The service week which started on January 16, ends on January 27, and  is expected to expedite hearing of backlog cases so that justice is served to residents.

Two judges Justice Prof (Dr). Sifuna Wanyama and Lady Justice Chirchir Chebet will handle the cases.

The two visiting judges will hear and determine matters pending at the court that include succession cases, criminal appeals, hearing of applications and other cases pending hearing at the High Court.

Murang’a Law Court Executive Officer, Mr. James Soi, said that the court has already screened, listed and notified respective parties for hearing of the cases. This is to ensure that pending cases shall be heard and finalized.

“The court is keen to fast track the cases and it has requested the listed people to take this opportunity to come and ensure their cases are heard and justice is accessed in a timely manner,” Soi noted.

The executive officer also emphasized the importance of the service week stating that long-standing cases will be heard and determined. He further stated that the cases will be heard at the High Court and added the Judiciary is committed to ensure that cases are disposed to enhance justice.

By Anita Omwenga and Ian Muchiri

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