CJ Martha Koome asks lawyers to stop delaying cases in courts

Chief Justice Martha Koome has urged lawyers to abandon the tendency of calling for unnecessary adjournments that delay the hearing of cases.

Koome said the problem of case backlog and delayed delivery of justice were a result of unnecessary adjournments.

The CJ also challenged advocates to contribute socially beneficial services to the society while being part of the process of developing constitutionally decreed indigenous social jurisprudence by availing arguments to judges and judicial officers.

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The CJ asked the advocates to work in accordance with the constitution’s value system of establishing a socially just society. In her remarks, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu encouraged the advocates to conduct themselves in a manner that upholds professional, personal, and social ethics. She also cautioned them against taking the easy approach to success focused on higher financial prospects.


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