Judiciary sees swift case backlog reduction

Chief Justice David Maraga has said that the Judiciary has significantly reduced the number of cases pending in the court system in the last one year.
Maraga said during the annual Judges Colloquium in Mombasa that courts have managed to bring down cases that are five years old from 110,000 that were in the system last year, to only 15,278 cases.
The chief justice said strategies such as service weeks that were employed by the courts have enabled the success in case backlog reduction.
Maraga said all stations developed action plans aimed at bringing the case backlog down. He added the Judiciary was also looking at increased use of technology as a way of speeding up its work.
He said the Judiciary was keen on the implementation of the recently launched organization review report whose recommendations include the restructuring of directorates and court stations for efficient and harmonious operations, and the establishment of new units to manage additional processes that are not substantively catered for under the current institutional structure.
Maraga urged judges to benchmark with courts that have had significant case backlog reduction in order to utilize the means and methods applied in the success in their own courts so as to achieve uniform case reduction across the country,
Source Xinhua