The search for Chief Justice took center stage for the second day as Justice Mbogholi Msagha was vetted this morning. During the vetting, Justice Mbogholi said that delayed justice is the biggest challenge in our courts, “It is taking too long for Kenyans to get justice,” he said. He said that mentioning of cases by judges is a waste of time, saying that a tool prescribed in a court hearing, Rule nine mandates the appointment of case managers, something that has not been implemented six years after it was put in place.
He further added that he will be a ‘present’ Chief Justice, meaning he will embrace the new ICT (already in practice), automation of court proceedings and handling new emerging issues in the judiciary such as cybercrime and asset recovery. He said that he will prioritize training, infrastructure, and motivation during his tenure as Chief Justice. “You cannot recruit magistrates and judges without the infrastructure to accommodate them,” he said.
He further noted that he will encourage the judiciary to have more open days to ensure that Kenyans are well empowered with the judiciary on an array of matters, adding that he will interact with judges and magistrates and remove roadblocks concerning the administration of justice.