CJ Koome wants establishment of High Court in Lamu

Chief Justice Martha Koome

Chief Justice Martha Koome wants an establishment of a High court in Lamu County.

In a meeting with Council of Governors, led by the Chairman Martin Wambora in Nairobi, CJ Koome said Lamu is part of six counties which lack a High court in the country.

Other counties which lack the a High court include ; Nyandarua, Samburu, Wajir, Mandera  Elgeyo Marakwet, and Nandi, according to Koome.

She stated that High courts re important because they will bring services of seeking justice closer to Wananchi instead of traveling many Kilometers to other High courts.

“My intention is to further empower the doorways of Justice with support from connected stakeholders,” Koome said.

Wambora pointed that such initiative is timely following the fact some counties have confirmed that they are willing to provide land for to build the High courts.

Consequently, she urged counties to invest in Alternative Dispute Resolution centres to allow for resolution of cases using alternative means.

Koome further said there is need  to enhance child protection centres to protect the rights of the downtrodden.