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Court Shut For Lack Of Judges, 4000 Cases Pending

……… no justice in Kenyan city

Justice delayed, the saying goes, is justice denied.

Residents of Kenya’s western city of Eldoret are currently experiencing something akin to the oft-quoted saying.

Reports said that lawyers have staged a sit-in to put pressure on the Judicial Service Commission, the body in charge of hiring, to post more officers to the court.

Lawyers told the newspaper there was backlog of 4,000 cases at the court, and not enough judges and magistrates to deal with the cases.

A top lawyer has tweeted a picture of a banner which has been tied at entrance of the court’s compound:

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