Maraga to open judges’ colloquium joined by SA counterpart - 6 months ago, 20 Aug 10:15
, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 – Chief Justice David Maraga is on Monday set to officially open the Annual Judges’ Colloquium in Mombasa alongside visiting South African counterpart Mogoeng Mogoeng.
Mogoeng has been in the country since Thursday last week and has since held peer-to-peer talks with Maraga.
The Annual Judges’ Colloquium comes at a time when the High Court is on a month and a half-long recess that begun on August 1.
Each High Court Division has been allocated a duty judge to hear urgent matters during the period of recess.
During the recess expected to run until September 14 judges will prioritize on concluding pending judgments in line with Chief Justice Maraga’s ambition to clear over 60,000 cases that have been in pendency for between five to ten years by the end of the year.
“Sixty-six thousand, two hundred and fourteen cases are aged 5-10 years and we have embarked on an accelerated ...