CJ Koome to Unveil His Social Transformation Program on Thursday »Capital News
NAIROBI, Kenya, September 15 – Chief Justice Martha Koome will launch her vision for the judiciary at the Supreme Court building on Thursday morning.
The Vision, whose unveiling comes a week after the 15and Kenya’s Chief Justice has marked 100 days in office, is anchored on the mantra of Social transformation through access to justice.
“After 100 days in office, I share with Kenyans my vision for a judicial system that is independent, efficient, accessible, responsive to the aspirations of Kenyans and a true guardian of the rule of law,” his office said.
The launch will be a hybrid event due to the COVID pandemic. Besides some invited justice sector actors, the event will be covered by the media and will be broadcast by the judiciary on its social media pages for the benefit of the public.
CJ Koome’s vision shifts the focus of judicial reforms outward, deliberately emphasizing social transformation, geared towards realizing the Constitution’s vision of social justice while building on the gains of the last decade.
Social transformation through access to justice is rooted in accessibility and efficiency, transparency and accountability, inclusiveness and shared leadership, cooperative dialogue and social justice.
Chief Justice Koome was sworn in on May 21, 2021 as the 15th Chief Justice of Kenya following a transparent and competitive recruitment process.
Its vision builds on the previous achievements and reforms of the justice system contained in the Judicial Transformation Framework (JTF) by Chief Justice (Rtd) Dr Willy Mutunga and Sustaining Judicial Transformation (SJT) developed under the leadership of Chief Justice (Rtd) David Maraga.
The vision and forms the basis of its 10-year master plan for the judiciary and also aligns with the strategic plan for the judiciary (2019-2023).
The JTF, which was launched after the promulgation of the Constitution in 2010, set out an ambitious transformation agenda to respond to the historic moment.
It improved infrastructure, institutional culture, staffing processes, training, technology and policies.
The SJT, on the other hand, built on the successes of the JFT by focusing on improving service delivery, with an emphasis on improving the timeliness and quality of service delivery. services by increasing efficiency and effectiveness at individual and system levels.
Despite these successes, challenges remain, including access to responsive justice, the backlog of cases and accountability, which Chief Justice Koome seeks to address during her tenure.