Chief Justice asks judges to eliminate backlog cases

Judges have been challenged to work on reducing backlog of cases in the country’s court systems.

Chief Justice Martha Koome said that backlog of cases has occasioned huge delays in the delivery of justice.

“You must work to meet our target of ensuring that no case remains unresolved in a Trial Court for more than three (3) years,” she directed the Judicial officers

Koome said judges and magistrates are expected to communicate in time and give adequate notice to litigants and advocates whenever the normal court schedule is to be interrupted.

According to Koome, judicial officers must at all times ensure that they champion and embrace the tools and work methodologies geared towards improving efficiency and performance in the delivery of justice.

She wants members of the judiciary to especially leverage technology, and timeously submit daily performance returns that are key to the performance evaluation and management.