Land and Conflict Sensitive Journalism sumaries

Sub-Category : Judicial Reforms

Mutunga Caught in Fresh row over Luxury Vehicles

Daily Nation, pg 6
Saturday, 03 Nov 2012

The Judiciary rejected a recommendation to give senior judges government loans to buy cars. Instead the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) used the money to buy 40 new fuel guzzlers against standing government policy on transport.

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Allowing judges to challenge board against legal provision

Daily Nation, pg 17
Friday, 02 Nov 2012

The decision of the High Court allowing five judges to challenge their own removal from office by the Vetting of Judges and Magistrates Board demonstrates the delicate state of judicial reforms in the country. The most significant

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Judiciary yet to look for new DCJ

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Friday, 02 Nov 2012

Two weeks after Deputy Chief Justice (DCJ) Nancy Baraza resigned; the Judiciary is yet to start looking for her replacement. Chief Justice Willy Mutunga is required to gazette the vacant position within 14 days of resignation, acc

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AG backs Board’s Petition to Supreme Court on four Judges

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Monday, 01 Oct 2012

A legal battle awaits the Vetting of Judges and Magistrates Board as it seeks to challenge a High Court ruling, which took away its authority to have the final word on the vetting of judges. The board headed by lawyer Sharad Rao h

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Hitch in Githu bid to Solve Gender Rule

Daily Nation pg 5
Thursday, 01 Nov 2012

Attorney-General Githu Muigai’s petition seeking the Supreme Court opinion on gender representation could be thrown into disarray after the entry of four interested parties. Two civil society groups, the Centre for Multipart

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AG, House join Fight to Save Court Reforms

Daily Nation, pg 1& 4
Thursday, 01 Nov 2012

The Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board will go to the Supreme Court in the fight to keep the clean-up of the Judiciary alive. Attorney General Githu Muigai said the court’s finding was contrary to provisions of Section 23

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Four Judges Who Failed Integrity Test back on Bench

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Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012

Four judges found unsuitable to hold public office might resume their duties on the Bench after a High Court intervention. A five-judge Bench has restrained President Kibaki from de-gazetting Appeal Court judges Riaga Omollo, Samu

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LSK Fury as Court Bar Sacking Judges

Daily Nation, pg 1 & 4
Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012

Lawyers have reacted angrily to a contentious ruling that gave courts power to monitor the vetting of judges and magistrates and also stopped the President from sacking those found unfit for office. The ruling gave Appellate judge

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