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Use office of the Ombudsperson in filling complaints residents told

Residents of Homa Bay County have been urged to use the Office of the Judiciary’s Ombudsperson (OJO) in filling their complaints against the employees of the judiciary.

Speaking on Monday at the High Court Homa Bay while sensitizing members of the public on the role of OJO, the  Senior Resident Magistrate (SRM), Habert  Mwendwa  said there is need to educate the populace on the court process.

Mwendwa  said that most of the cases they receive from the members of the public are of missing files which are later found in other places while undergoing other judicial processes.

The  officer who was accompanied by his colleague, Henry  Mutongi further said that they mainly deal with the complaints from the members of the public against the institution, against the staff and those that come from the staff against the institution.

He  revealed that they did not deal with cases against judges, saying their cases are being handled by the Judicial Service Commission.

Mwendwa  also said that plans are underway to open offices at the branch level but hastened to add that the members  of  the public can file their complaints directly to officers in charge of courts at the county level.

The  SRM  further assured members of the public that their complaints will be resolved speedily.

He  revealed that the two day exercise was being carried out at the high court in Homa Bay for the first time before they  move to Ndhiwa sub-county where it will also take another two days that is on Thursday and Friday.

By  Naomi Wandede/Davis Langat

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