Judge blames staff shortage for backlog


At least 4,200 land and criminal cases are pending before the Eldoret High Court, presiding judge George Kimondo (pictured) has said. He blamed inadequate resources and lack of personnel, including judges and magistrates for the backlog of cases.

“We have tried our level best to speed up the hearing and determination of several cases,” Kimondo said during the closure of a two-day open-day forum.

He said the court had dismantled cartels and brokers who used to con members of the public seeking services. “We have put in place stringent measures that have put at bay idlers and brokers who used to scavenge on unsuspecting members of the public,” said Kimondo.

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