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January 29, 2022
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Justice Mogish: Strive to serve justice in all outposts of Central Province

There would be dispensing of quality justice in Central province if there are enough resources to support and carry out court circuits in the province.

Justice Panuel Mogish said this while making his keynote address to officially open the Central Province Legal Year at kwikila Station in Central Province.

He challenged Central Provincial authorities to help provide court precincts, vehicles and accommodation to the law and justice sector personnel’s use to execute justice in all out-stations in the province.

The legal year was officially opened today with a dedication service.

Members of the Law and Justice Sector including the lawyers, police, and CS officers were present to witness the opening ceremony.

Mogish said courts had been in rural areas since the late 1960’s. It took 20 years later for court systems to revive these areas following Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia’s decision to designate and gazette court sittings in these areas,” Mogish said.

However, Justice Mogish, who has been a residential judge in Central Province for 7 years, said there are big challenges in executing quality justice.

He said their commitment and dedication to court circuits, and Court User Forums reduced back loaded court cases from 150 to only 9.

For Central Province alone it normally takes 2 to 3 months to hear cases, compared to the rest of the country.

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