Kajiado County residents will soon enjoy the services of the high court after the resident judge posted by judiciary to the county.
The move will see the many cases referred to other high courts handled within the county and a big boost to the justice system among the pastoral community.
Speaking during his courtesy call in the Governor’s office yesterday the new Judge, Reuben Nyakundi said that they will have a consultative meeting regarding the establishment of the High Court facilities in the County.
Nyakundi said the court will help residents get access to justice without moving long distances for hearings and mentions, which will also save locals time and transport expenses.
“The court in Kajiado will help people have easy time to move, instead of them going far places, we shall also be going closer to them in a move to ensure there will be no delayed justice hence we want to bring services closer to the people,” said Judge Nyakundi.
Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye welcomed the Judge and promised to work with them saying it is something they have been waiting for a long time.
“We are happy that the High court is now in Kajiado as opposed to people going all the way to Machakos and even Nairobi, this has eased the movement,” said Nkedianye.
The county government assured the Judge that there are some parcels of land that have been identified which will help in setting up a High court.
“This is a good opportunity for the people of Kajiado to utilize the Courts well for better justice and growth. Its known justice delayed is justice denied,” said Dr. David Nkedianye.
The high court project in the county will be funded by the world bank.
The judge was accompanied by the Registrar of the High Court Judy Omange who said the official launch of the High Court will be held between October and November during which the Chief Justice Willy Mutunga will officiate.