Chief justice David Maraga who has unveiled a blue print to guide the working of the judiciary/FILE PHOTO.
BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,26TH JAN,2017-The Chief Justice has unveiled a blueprint of how the Judiciary will be run in his tenure.
Justice David Maraga, speaking during the unveiling held Thursday,said this plan is based on a consumer-friendly approach that will transform and restore public confidence in the Judiciary.
The blueprint will be centred on six key areas: improving access to justice, handling corruption in and out of the Judiciary, improving ICT, reducing cases backlogs, digitisation, and leadership and governance.
But all these aspirations, he said, are based on transforming the Judiciary, a foundation that was laid by immediate former CJ Willy Mutunga.
He said a committee has been set up to monitor the progress of the blueprint and its implementation. The committee will be headed by Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.
While he stressed on separation of powers among the branches of government, he acknowledged the need for interdependency to achieve the aspirations of the common man.
The other arms of government represented at the meeting at the Supreme Court buildings pledged to give the Judiciary the necessary support.
Attorney-General Githu Muigai stressed that the government will provide all the necessary resources to ensure the Judiciary is independent and impartial.