Kericho law courts to remain closed

Kericho Law Courts remain closed two months after Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu ordered the temporary closure citing structural defects.

Speaking on Thursday at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Kericho County Deputy Governor Lily Chepngetich Ngok, Kericho High court Judge Asenath Ongeri confirmed that the Law Courts premises remain closed until further notice.

Justice Ongeri however said that the judiciary was doing its best to acquire new state of art Law Courts that will be safe for the public. In the meantime, she gave her assurance that the Kericho Judiciary continues to preside over cases from their temporary premises.

“We cannot do without justice as it is our shield and defender and that is why we need a place urgently to put up the state of art courts, so that we can preside over cases comfortably,” said Justice Ongeri.

Kericho law courts were closed on March 5, 2021, after the National Building Institute (NBI) condemned the buildings and ordered its occupants to vacate.

  • Source KNA