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Kenya Chief Justice appoints 127 magistrates to determine economic crime cases

Chief Justice Martha Koome has appointed 127 magistrates who will hear and determine corruption and economic crime cases across various law courts in Kenya.

In a Gazette Notice published Friday, Koome said the appointments will help expedite the hearing and determination of corruption cases that have dragged in court for ages.

Previously, the Chief Justice said the backlog was as a result of insufficient number of magistrates and judges in the country.

Chief Justice Martha Koome last month announced that more magistrates will be recruited into the Judiciary to help ease the case backlogs in the various courts countrywide.

The appointments took effect on October 3, 2022.

Story originally published by Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

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