I will set up e-justice system, says Nzamba Kitonga

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Former chairman of the Committee of Experts (CoE) on constitutional review Nzamba Kitonga appeared before the Judicial Service Committee panel Tuesday morning.

He is the fourth candidate now to be interviewed for the vacant Chief Justice position.

He said he aims to make justice accessible to many Kenyans and will seek to have magistrate’s courts in all the constituencies.

Mr Kitonga says within 100 days in office he will interact with the JSC, judges and magistrates to identify bottlenecks and come up with strategic plan to guide their way forward.

CASES ONLINE

In two and half years he will have developed an Information and Communications Technology system to have e-diary and e-registry to facilitate checking of status of cases online.

In five years he hopes to have achieved efficient and accelerated hearing of cases and recruited more judges and magistrates.

He adds the former CJ Willy Mutunga moved corruption in the Judiciary “from the ICU to the HDU” and he will seek to either discharge the Judiciary from corruption or at least to the normal ward.

He lists his role as chair of CoE as his most successful task and dismisses that that role will breed conflict if he were to become CJ. He said he will provide leadership in the interpretation of constitution.

He also lists his experience as the current chairman of the South Sudan constitutional review, UN Monitor for Rwanda genocide trials, former chairman of East Africa Law society and Law Society of Kenya and 36 years practice as his competencies for the task.

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