Kenya Is Struggling to Deliver Justice Online – What Needs to Be Done

Kenya ordered the closure of courtrooms to the public in April in keeping with government measures to limit gatherings and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Chief Justice David Maraga highlighted the risk posed by heavy human traffic. He also pleaded the case that most judicial officers are older, and therefore fall into a more vulnerable category.

With judicial services scaled down, priority was given to applications that the courts deemed to be urgent. The immediate result was that those who…

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