SWEARING-IN

(PHOTOS): 64 magistrates take oath of office at Supreme Court

CJ aksed them to ensure no case remains unresolved in Trial Court for more than 3 years.

In Summary

• The ceremony was also attended by the Director Kenya Judiciary Academy (KJA Dr Smokin Wanjala among other senior Judiciary officials.

• Also, 19 newly appointed adjudicators under section 6 (2) of the Small Claims Court Act 2016 were sworn in.

Supreme Court of Kenya President Chief Justice Martha Koome during the swearing in ceremony of magistrates and adjudicators at Supreme Court on January 11, 2021.
Supreme Court of Kenya President Chief Justice Martha Koome during the swearing in ceremony of magistrates and adjudicators at Supreme Court on January 11, 2021.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

Chief Justice Martha Koome presided over the swearing-in of the 64 magistrates at the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Kugwa Wahinya wo is among the 64 magistrates takes oath of office at the Supreme Court on January 11, 2022.
Kugwa Wahinya wo is among the 64 magistrates takes oath of office at the Supreme Court on January 11, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

Also, 19 newly appointed adjudicators under section 6 (2) of the Small Claims Court Act 2016 were sworn in.

Kenya Judiciary Academy Director and Supreme Court Judge Smokin Wanjala speaks during the swearing in of 64 magistrates at Supreme Court on January 11, 2021.
Kenya Judiciary Academy Director and Supreme Court Judge Smokin Wanjala speaks during the swearing in of 64 magistrates at Supreme Court on January 11, 2021.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

The ceremony was also attended by the Director, Kenya Judiciary Academy (KJA Dr Smokin Wanjala, among other senior Judiciary officials.

64 newly sworn in magistrates take a photo op at Supreme Court on January 11, 2021.
64 newly sworn in magistrates take a photo op at Supreme Court on January 11, 2021.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

During the ceremony, the CJ said they must work to meet the Judiciary’s target of ensuring that no case remains unresolved in the Trial Court for more than 3 years.

“We, therefore, expect you to be the most engaged participants in our quest to eliminate backlog and delays in the delivery of justice. You must work to meet our target of ensuring that no case remains unresolved in Trial Court for more than 3 years,” Koome said.

19 newly sworn in adjudicators under section 6 (2) of the Small Claims Court Act 2016 take a photo op at Supreme Court on January 11, 2021.
19 newly sworn in adjudicators under section 6 (2) of the Small Claims Court Act 2016 take a photo op at Supreme Court on January 11, 2021.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA