Chief Justice Martha Koome invited the Right Honourable Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales for a special judicial assignment on Monday, May 29.
A statement signed by the directorate of public affairs and communication in the Judiciary noted that Lord Burnett of Maldon will be in the country to give an address on the admission of Electronic Evidence in Criminal Courts in Kenya.
Further, the statement noted that Lord Burnett would also engage with selected members of Superior Courts as well as some Judicial officers and tribunal heads.
The England CJ is also expected to deliver an address on ‘Fostering Inter-Judiciary Dialogues for the Future of Judiciaries in a Globalised World’.
“Right Honourable Lord Chief Justice will have an engagement with selected members of Superior Courts as well as some Judicial Officers and Tribunal Heads and deliver an address,” the statement read in part.
The Judiciary chose a team of criminal law researchers to lead deliberations, research, debate and presentation on the topic.
Further, the statement noted that the event will take place at Sarova Panafric Hotel from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The 2022 Presidential Petition by Raila Odinga to contest President William Ruto's win is one of the electoral cases that the CJ is hailed for handling as it was a high-profile case.
In her two-year scorecard released on Wednesday, May 24, Chief Justice Koome stated that the Judiciary had made significant initiatives to address corruption within the judiciary.
The scorecard also detailed that the average time on e-filing reduced from 5 hours in 2021 to 20 minutes, according to 2023.
Additionally, the scorecard noted that the establishment of specialised courts had helped improve the efficiency of the judiciary and provide specialised expertise in certain areas of law.
Lord Burnett of Maldon is the Head of the Judiciary of England and Wales and the President of the Courts of England and Wales.
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