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Eldoret prison inmates seek CJ intervention over case delays

More than 2,000 inmates at Eldoret main prison have declined to appear in court until they secure  audience with Chief Justice David Maraga over alleged delayed hearing of their cases.

The inmates want to air their grievances that include  delayed hearing and determination of their cases.

Speaking yesterday when they met a team of officials from the Director of Public Prosecutions  (DPP) office touring Uasin Gishu county, the disgruntled inmates narrated their ordeal behind bars accusing the justice system of violating their rights by detaining them without trial.

The inmates said some of them have been in remand for 10 years without being arraigned in court while others fate ended at taking pleas with attempts of secure bail proving futile.

Senior Assistant DPP who led the delegation Patrick Gumo promised to expedite investigations into the backlog of cases in Uasin Gishu as he said the prison was the most crowded in the country.

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