A digital file management system has been innovated at the Kakamega and Vihiga law courts to curb case backlog and fasten justice administration.
According to Kakamega Law courts Chief Magistrate Linus Kossa, the system will be very beneficial to the court system since there will be no delays in justice administration. It will also prevent cases of file loss that have been delaying judicial processes. The system will also facilitate easy retrieval of important data that is required by courts of law.
His sentiments were echoed by Gabriel Omollo, the chief records manager at the Vihiga Law courts. He said that the system will help justice players to take note of serial offenders.
Fairness and equality will be enhanced during administration of justice since all the relevant information concerning a case will be readily available from the digital files. The system will also expedite prosecution of cases that have stayed in the courts system for a long time.
Furthermore, Kossa said that the innovation will smoothen general operations of courts in Vihiga and Kakamega. This will enhance the effectiveness of the judiciary in the two counties.
Other benefits of digitization of case files include the following; it will improve professionalism in the judiciary, it will enhance service delivery, it will save on time during court processes.
Kossa also warned fraudsters who usually pose as judiciary employees in order to swindle unsuspecting citizens. Anyone found extorting citizens would be charged in a court of law.
Mr. Kossa while speaking on West FM during Suala Nyeti show on Wednesday, July 6 2022 also reiterated the need of all Kenyans to seek judicial services from the courts. He said that equality and fairness in justice administration was the core mandate of the Kenyan court system. These sentiments were echoed by Gabriel Omollo who stated the importance of fair hearing and judgment in courts.
By Edi Mulindo