PENDING CASES

Bungoma court to clear 150 pending criminal appeals in a week

Currently the court has 140 pending murder cases.

In Summary

•On conclusion of the service week, the court will have 34 pending criminal appeals.

•Exercise is in line with Chief Justice Martha Koome’s vision of clearing appeals real time.

The Court of Appeal.
The Court of Appeal.

Bungoma law courts will hold a service week to clear 150 pending criminal appeals, the Judiciary has announced.

Judges Lydia Achode, Justus Bwonwonga from Kapenguria High Court and Lilian Mutende from Milimani Law Courts are handling the appeals  for determination between September 6 and 10.

On conclusion of the service week, the court will have 34 pending criminal appeals which are at various stages of processing and that are also being fast-tracked for hearing.

Presiding Judge Stephen Riechi said the exercise is in line with Chief Justice Martha Koome’s vision of clearing appeals real time, within the year they are filed.

“With the addition of Justices to the High Court, the court will inch forward towards attainment of expeditious delivery of justice," Riechi said.

Currently the court has 140 pending murder cases.

The Judge urged court users to adhere to the timelines set in the law and directions given by the court saying that this will allow for the timely determination of disputes.

Currently the court has 193 pending succession cases at different stages of disposal.

The court has 44 civil cases and 492 civil appeals.

He added the court has taken steps to dismiss some 300 appeals, where parties have shown no interest in prosecuting their civil appeals, within the last two years.

 

Edited by CM