High Court to be established in Nandi County

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Nandi Governor Stephen Sang (centre) hosted JSC officials led by by High Court Judge Aggrey Muchelule and Law Society of Kenya(LSK) representative to JSC Prof. Tom Ojienda
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang (centre) hosted JSC officials led by by High Court Judge Aggrey Muchelule and Law Society of Kenya(LSK) representative to JSC Prof. Tom Ojienda

The Judiciary is set to construct a KShs 400 million High Court in Kapsabet to serve Nandi County residents. This comes after Judicial Service Commission officials led by Law Society of Kenya (LSK) representative to JSC Prof. Tom Ojienda and High Court Judge Aggrey Muchelule paid a courtesy call to Nandi Governor Stephen Sang, where it was established that the only Court in Nandi, the Kapsabet Law Courts, was established way back in 1970 and that Nandi needs an operational High Court.

The JSC officials said the World Bank will fund the construction of the High Court which will alleviate the burden on Nandi residents who are forced to travel long distances to Kakamega, Eldoret, and Kisumu to further pursuit of justice in High Courts. They also said law courts will be established in Kabiyet and Tinderet to take services closer to the people.

Plans are underway to establish a High Court in Nandi
Plans are underway to establish a High Court in Nandi

On his part, Governor Sang said the County had many land and defilement cases, and this requires two judges to be posted to Kapsabet to serve residents. He urged the Judicial Service Commission to consider the plea.

The JSC officials were informed that in the month of February alone in Nandi, the lower Court in Kapsabet collected over Kshs 2.5 million from people who were fined for their involvement with illicit brews.