Judiciary Budget to increase by 3 Billion Annually

The bedrock of our democracy is the rule of law and that means we have to have an independent judiciary, judges who can make decisions independent of the political winds that are blowing,” Caroline Kennedy.

President William Ruto upon taking his oath of office has vowed to respect and consolidate the place of the Judiciary in our constitutional and democratic dispensation. He said by doing so, we will as a society cement the place of Kenya as a country anchored on democracy and the rule of law.

 My administration will scale up the budgetary allocation to the Judiciary by an additional Ksh 3 billion annually for the next 5 years,” said H.E. Dr. William Ruto during his swearing-in ceremony.

The president hopes that the interventions will empower Judiciary to adjudicate and expeditiously conclude corruption cases, commercial disputes, and all other pending matters.

In a move seen as welcoming the President’s remarks, The Judiciary of Kenya on Wednesday, September 14, said on their Twitter handle, “These resources will support increasing the number of Small Claims Courts from the current 25 to 100. We will also work with the Judiciary to build High Courts in the remaining 7 counties, Magistrates Courts in the remaining 123 sub-counties and support the digitization program.”

The funds are meant to enhance access to Justice and its efficiency.


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