- She said there is a lot of room in alternative dispute resolutions (ADR) including arbitration, mediation and reconciliation.
- At the same time, Boss urged women to join positions in arbitration, discouraging against "imposter syndrome."
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Gladys Boss has said the legal sector should adopt alternative methods of dispute resolution, as opposed to relying fully on the courts.
She said there is a lot of room in the alternative dispute resolutions (ADR) including arbitration, mediation and reconciliation.
"It is about time . There has to be a threshold for admitting a case. Many can be resolved by alternative choices," she said.
Speaking on Monday during the Nairobi Arbitration Week at Blu Radisson Hotel at Upper Hill, Boss said she was pushing related talks in the Judiciary and the legislation.
The Uasin Gishu Woman Rep added that she has used the ADRs in her constituency.
"I am talking about ADRs, not discriminating whether it is mediation or arbitration. That is what I do a lot of the times, I use ADR for my people when there are land dispute cases," she said.
Encouraging the pursuance to settle disputes in the aforesaid, she said in some cases, the aggrieved persons should petition the Parliament to amend the law rather than file them in court, which turns to wastage of resources.
She added that conciliation saves time and money, compared to taking cases to court and in some situations, a case which could have been mitigated in a short period takes years.
At the same time, Boss urged women to join positions in arbitration, discouraging against "imposter syndrome."
Imposter syndrome is a psychological occurrence where people doubt their skills, talents and have a fear of taking up spaces and positions of management.
She said there was a need to own one's space and believe in themselves.