, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 – The fact that Kenya’s courts are inundated with cases is not in doubt.
To address the challenge in Nairobi particularly, the Judiciary will set up two new courts, one at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and another in Kasarani.
Chief Justice Willy Mutunga says the move has been necessitated by the need to ensure all cases are expeditiously dealt with.
“The judiciary recognises that Makadara Law Courts is presently congested. To deal with this problem let me announce that Judiciary will be setting up courts at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as well as a magistrate’s court in Kasarani,” he stated.
“Let me announce that we will have an operational court at JKIA by the beginning of next year.”
Time consumed during a court process, he noted is among factors encouraging people to opt for corrupt means.
He was speaking on Thursday morning at Makadara Law Courts when he launched new directions on traffic cases alongside the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet.
Since December last year, Makadara alone has had more than 24,000 cases handled by seven magistrates.
In these, 9,580 are traffic cases while 13,900 are criminal cases.
Traffic cases range from causing death by dangerous driving, touting and crossing in non-designated areas.