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Mobile courts in Tharaka-Nithi stall due to lack of funds

Thursday December 13 2018

Chuka High Court Judge Robert Limo

Chuka High Court Judge Robert Limo speaks during Jamhuri Day celebrations in Tharaka-Nithi on December 12, 2018. He said it has become impossible to continue having mobile courts in the far-flung areas due to lack of money. PHOTO | ALEX NJERU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Chuka High Court Judge Robert Limo has asked the government to increase funds for the Judiciary in order to avoid paralysing some functions.

Speaking during Jamhuri Day celebrations at Chuka Boys High school in Tharaka-Nithi County on December 12, 2018 the Judge said it has become impossible to continue having mobile courts in the far-flung areas due to lack of money.

He said the issue has led to delayed justice and also caused backlogging of cases as residents traveling from far-flung places cannot arrive in the only two courts in the county in good time for the hearing of their cases.

“We have stopped having mobile courts in Kathangacini in Tharaka North Sub-County due to lack of money to facilitate movement,” said Judge Limo.

He said there was also a plan to have a mobile court sitting at least twice per month in Maara Constituency which does not have even a magistrate’s court but it is not be possible due to financial problems.

STOP ATTACKING POLICE

At the same time, Mr Limo raised the alarm over increasing cases of members of the public taking law into their hands and attacking police while they are on duty.

He asked locals to respect police officers.

The judge also reiterated Judiciary’s commitment in playing its role in the fight against rampant corruption in the country and asked religious leaders to come out and candidly condemn the vice.

“Religious leaders are the moral custodians of the society and when things fall apart as it is with corruption in this country, please stand up in front of your congregation and condemn the evil,” he said.

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