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Maraga calls for inclusion of CCTV footage in cases

CJ Maraga explains push for new move

CJ David Maraga during a past hearing at the Supreme Court (Twitter)

Chief Justice David Maraga on Thursday stated that he would advocate for the inclusion of CCTV footage as evidence in court.

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During a meeting of the National Council on Administration, Maraga resolved to help push for changes in the law that will see the adoption of evidence from non-traditional sources which includes CCTV.

The meeting further agreed that integration of plea bargains would help hasten the solving of cases.

The CJ admitted that the occasional delay in hearing of cases had affected the judiciary on a huge scale.

“We need to have an open and honest discussion on how to deal with the issues in the commercial justice system and criminal justice sector relating to corruption,” remarked Maraga.

This comes after the judiciary criticized the DPP and DCI over the challenges faced in prosecution of cases.

Haji and Kinoti put on the spot

In January, Maraga told DPP Noordin Haji and DCI boss George Kinoti that the war on corruption would be victorious with concrete evidence.

“Because I am in the dock, let me be candid. Your excellency, the war on corruption will not be won through Friday arrests.”

“The war on corruption will be won the rule of law and on courage where those tasked with the responsibility will confront the menace head on,” remarked Maraga during the Anti-Graft summit held at Bomas of Kenya.

During the swearing in of new magistrates last Monday, CJ Maraga had issued a warning that he would not tolerate adjournment of cases on shaky grounds.

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