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Court Annexed Mediation launched in Kiambu county

She said matters under the CAM initiative will leave all parties satisfied.

In Summary

•"We also have those criminal cases that we call misdemeanours where parties can easily be talked to, to come up with a decision," she said.

•Magistrate Atambo also said when the launch cascades to the stations, she will be able to talk on behalf of the Courts.

Thika Chief Magistrate Stella Atambo
Thika Chief Magistrate Stella Atambo
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The judiciary has launched a Court Annexed Mediation in Kiambu county.

The Thika Chief Magistrate Stella Atambo spoke on behalf of al the heads of the station within the county. 

Speaking to the press, Atambo said the initiative will help solve some crimes that need talking through like land matters and child maintenance cases.

"We also have those criminal cases that we call misdemeanours where parties can easily be talked to, to come up with a decision," she said.

Magistrate Atambo also said when the launch cascades to the stations, she will be able to talk on behalf of the Courts.

"We have those cases where parties are unable to agree on certain aspects and when the court decides, one party wins and the other loses. But this launch is a solution we are calling 'By you for yourselves," she said.

She said matters under the CAM initiative will leave all parties satisfied as they will be part of the decision-making.

Atambo is a certified national mediator and also a member of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators .

In April, the Siaya Law Courts Presiding Judge Roselyne Aburili launched the CAM initiative.

Speaking then, the Mediation and Accreditation Committee chairperson George Odunga said that they had accredited about 900 mediators in the country.

"We are now doing a rollout in areas where we have a sufficient number of mediators so that they can carry on with the mediation process," Justice Odunga added.

He pointed out that through mediation alone, the judiciary has managed to release back a whopping Sh14.7 billon to the economy.

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