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Judge to be posted to Bungoma High court to end the lawyers strike.

Written by Protus Simiyu
2012-01-16 18:26:00
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Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga has promised to pick on a retired judge to be posted to Bungoma in a move to end the lawyers strike which begun in November 1st last year paralyzing progress at Bungoma High court.

Addressing the press, the chairman of Law Society of Kenya LSK Bungoma chapter John Makali said that the Chief justice has already picked on retired judge commonly referred to as commissioner of assize Justice Michael Khamoni who is supposed to report on duty by 24th of this month.

Makali said the Bungoma lawyers have welcomed the CJ’s move saying that the new judge will assist the resident judge Aggrey Muchelule to deal with a back log of cases at the Bungoma high court.

He said the lawyers will only call of the strike and resume work when the new Judge reports on duty by 24th this month according to reports from the office of the CJ.

 

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 ‘’We are not going to take chances this time round because there is fear among lawyers that they can resume duty and the new judge will not report,’’ Makali asserted.

Further, the chairman disclosed that there is a shortage of 8 judges in the High court throughout the country a situation that has occasioned a back log of cases with some back dating to 10 years ago.

He said that the shortage has come as a result of promotion of some judges to serve in the Court of Appeal and the recent death of former Kitale High court judge lady Justice Stellah Munai Muketi.


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