Chief Justice Martha Koome has announced the establishment of a permanent Court of Appeal in Eldoret, assuring the public of enhanced judicial services in the region.

During a meeting with Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Chelilim, CJ Koome disclosed plans to finalize the appointment of Judges of Appeal to facilitate this initiative.

“The Judiciary has also gazetted courts in Moiben, Turbo, Chepkorio, and Soi to deepen access to Justice,” CJ Koome affirmed, emphasizing the commitment to expanding legal services across the county.

The visit precedes the launch of the court in Moiben and an Alternative Justice Systems Suite, underscoring the Judiciary’s dedication to innovative justice solutions. Governor Chelilim praised the collaboration with the Judiciary, highlighting the importance of Court User Committees in enhancing access to justice.

Expressing the need for additional judges to expedite resolution of succession and land matters, Governor Chelilim welcomed the introduction of Alternative Justice Systems (AJS), emphasizing its role in promoting amicable dispute resolution.

In response, CJ Koome assured the governor of the availability of more magistrates for deployment and urged community engagement to embrace the non-adversarial AJS model for swift and mutually beneficial conflict resolution.