After major reforms in the judiciary of Kenya where Magistrates and Judges were vetted in an attempt to weed out unsuitable ones. The Judicature Act has also been revised to raise the minimum number of magistrate and Judges allowing more judicial officers to be hired.
|Presiding Judge Hon Lady Justice Ruth Wekoye|
More magistrates and judges are needed to clear the backlog of cases that have caused great delay in the conclusion of cases and to staff new courts. New courts are needed to bring the courts closer to the people which is in line with devolution a major principle written into the Constitution of 2010.
|The Governor welcoming Presiding Judge Hon Lady Justice Ruth Wekoye|
Recently, Prof. John Krop Lonyangapuo hosted Kapenguria High Court staff led by the new Presiding Judge Hon Lady Justice Ruth Wekoye Sitati at his office where he officially welcomed her to West Pokot County.
“My government will work closely with the Judiciary through the Court users committee in delivering justice closer to the people and facilitating civic education to the residents of West Pokot which will in turn ease the judicial services in the county” said the Governor.