President Kenyatta arrives the Supreme Court ahead of Judiciary Performance release

The 2017/18 Judiciary Performance Index is expected to be released on Thursday.

Invited as the Chief Guest, President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at the Supreme Court at 9am, accompanied by his deputy William Ruto, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, and his Senate counterpart Ken Lusaka.

The State of the Judiciary and Administration of Justice (SOJAR) Report is expected to outline key milestones made in the judicial arm including conclusion of cases in various courts. These are to be highlighted by Chief Justice David Maraga.

CJ Maraga at the Supreme Court

In his Judiciary report 2016/2017, CJ Maraga stated that the Judiciary was already working on an ambitious project geared towards establishing a High Court in each of the 47 counties countrywide, in conformity with Section 12 (1) of the High Court Organization and Administration Act.

He further promised to champion the digitization of all courts by the end of his tenure with the ultimate goal of ensuring that judges shift from longhand writing which has been partly blamed for prolonged periods of determination of matters in courts.

Whether the promises have so far been fulfilled or not will be revealed in today’s report.

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