High Court Judge Aggrey Muchelule has said that county governments are key stakeholders in the administration of justice in the country.
Speaking in Nakuru on Wednesday when he led a delegation of Judicial Service Commission officials on a courtesy call at the County Government of Nakuru headquarters,Justice Muchelule said the Judiciary will continue to support Counties to realize the dream of devolution by way of building more courts and posting judges.
Justice Muchelule said a Sh347 million court in Nakuru was 70 percent complete and would attract investors into the County.
“Businessmen setting base in Nakuru will be confident of smooth operations as labor-related and other disputes will be expeditiously settled” he stated.
Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr Erick Korir thanked the Judiciary for setting up a county court in Nakuru that has helped settled county matters.
Nakuru High Court Judge Maureen Odero asked the County Government of Nakuru to allocate secure houses for Judges and Magistrates.
She noted that the new courts will accommodate a Court of Appeal and other courts thus calling for more housing units for judicial officers.
Lady Justice Odero also asked the county government to set aside land for construction of courts in sub-county headquarters.
County Court prosecutor Kennedy Sanya said the court is currently reuniting street children with their families.
Present were Law Society of Kenya representative to the JSC Tom Ojienda, Justice Anthony Ndyng’u of Nakuru Law Courts, Godfrey Oduor from the Judiciary, Nyawira Kinyua , Bernard Ochieng, David Waga all from JSC, and Stephen Nguitui from the County legal office.
PHOTO/NGPU: Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr Erick Korir (L) has a word with Law Society of Kenya representative to the Judiciary Prof. Tom Ojienda at the county headquarters on April 11, 2018. JSC officials led by High Court Judge Aggrey Muchelule held a meeting with Dr Korir where they the Judiciary proposed to build lower courts in sub-counties to expedite cases.