Kajiado County residents will soon have easier access to judicial services, as a new court building is set to be built in Kajiado town.
The ultra-modern, Sh. 350 million facility will consist of resident magistrate’s court and a High Court to handle rampant land dispute cases in the county.
Justice Aggrey Muchelule said the establishment of new court is part of the judicial reforms in ensuring that court services are brought closer to the people.
Muchelule was speaking in Kajiado Monday, in company of Judicial Service Commission officials, after touring the proposed site of the new court premises.
He revealed that the intended construction of the court was a culmination of a pledge made by JSC in 2015, to establish a High Court in Kajiado. In the last two years, JSC has established two new courts in Ngong and Loitokitok, as part of its Judicial Reforms Initiatives.
“This is our way of assisting the people of Kajiado to access justice, since the county is vast, and those people in the furthest places of this county also require justice. We need to bring services closer to the people,” he added.
Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho noted that the new courts would help reduce a backlog of cases, pertaining to land issues which are very common in the area.
Moshisho added that locals would no longer have to travel for long distances in search of justice, as JSC plans to establish courts in all the five Sub-Counties.
The Deputy Governor further urged the commission to educate the citizenry on the court processes, adding that this will make them more responsive, on matters to do with the justice system and conflict resolution.
Kajiado High Court Judge, Reuben Nyakundi assured the public of the judiciary’s commitment in dispensing justice fairly regardless of one’s status or position in the society.
Nyakundi affirmed that the Judiciary will remain focused when determining cases