• The new court in Nakuru will be the fifth Appellate court after the one in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nyeri.
• Koome said on Wednesday that the court will enable Judiciary to meet increased demand for services.
Chief Justice Martha Koome on Friday paid a courtesy call to Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika.
She was accompanied by Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu.
The visit came ahead of the launch of the appellate court in the city.
Following the appointment of seven new Judges of the Appellate Court,
Koome said on Wednesday that the court will enable Judiciary to meet increased demand for services.
She spoke during a joint induction exercise for newly appointed COA and ELC Judges in Nakuru.
The new court in Nakuru will be the fifth Appellate court after the one in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nyeri.
Koome said that the ultimate objective of the Judiciary under the Social Transformation through Access to Justice vision was to have a permanent Court of Appeal across all the regions.
She said the Nakuru Court of Appeal as currently constituted had fully embraced virtual/remote hearings, electronic filing and case management systems to serve as many litigants as possible.
During his inauguration on September 13, President William Ruto committed to support the Judiciary through increased budgetary allocation.
He said beginning this financial year, his Kenya Kwanza regime will allocate an additional Sh3 billion to the Judiciary for the next five years.
This, Ruto said, is for purposes of enhancing financial independence of the Judiciary.