NYATUNDO, ASANDE: Lawyers have a role in easing case backlog

Courts have occasionally been turned into amphitheaters in which protracted battles are dramatically eternalised.

In Summary

• Lawyers can play an important responsibility in this by persuading clients to resolve disputes at pre-litigation stage.

• Time, human and financial resources are limited public goods to be utilised by the Judiciary to achieve the highest common benefit.

The case build-up in the Kenyan Judiciary at the end of June 2019 stood at 341,056 cases. This is according to a policy brief titled The Case Backlog Problem in Kenya’s Judiciary and the ...

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