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Maraga plans complete overhaul after Uhuru's challenge on graft cases

Putting house in order

Chief Justice David Maraga

A case management scheme that is expected to help conclude graft cases within five months has been rolled out.

Chief Justice David Maraga explained that the Judiciary expects to conclude corruption cases in three to five months if the State Prosecutors cooperate.

Speaking to journalists after a meeting with Magistrates and judges on Friday, the CJ stated that although most cases were expected to take at most five months, some will be prolonged due to the huge documents presented.

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Working hours

During the meeting, the Judges and magistrates and judges in anti-corruption divisions agreed to have their working hours extended.

The Chief Justice has given a written mandate to all the magistrates in the anti-corruption court to sit beyond normal court hours in order to fast-track the cases," Court of Appeal President Justice William Ouko pointed out.

"All magistrates in anti-corruption court will undergo sensitization and training in Active Case Management techniques," he added.

DPP's office

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In July 2017 and December 2018 a total of 91 corruption cases were determined between and resulting in 46 convictions, while there were 94 pending graft lawsuits at the moment.

The Judiciary officers also agreed to respect the mandate of the State Prosecutor.

This comes CJ Maraga openly criticized the office of the DPP during a national anti-corruption conference faulting the manner in which his office drafted charge sheets.

Politicians and Kenyans had bashed the Maraga led team terming the judiciary as the stumbling block in the ongoing fight against corruption.

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