Kajiado is soon to get a Sh350 million ultra-modern court facility at the county headquarters.
Justice Aggrey Muchelule, while speaking in Kajiado on Monday, said the government has set aside Sh350 million for the construction of a resident court and a high court to handle rampant land dispute cases in the county.
Muchelule spoke in while in company of Judicial Service Commission officials on a courtesy call at the county offices.
He revealed that the intended construction of the court was a culmination of a pledge made by JSC in 2015.
“This is our way of assisting the people of Kajiado to access justice since the county is vast, and those people in the furthest places of this county also require justice,” he added.
Deputy governor Martin Moshisho lauded JSC in its efforts to ensure that long protracted cases that had previously been lagging in courts are fast-tracked and justice met for the people in the county.
“The establishment of a modern court will ensure every citizen of the county is able to access justice in a more efficient manner” Moshisho said.
He admitted Kajiado had a lot of emotive land disputes and appreciated the JSC’s efforts in ensuring that they are dealt with in the shortest time possible.
He however called on the commission to spread its efforts to empowering the citizenry on the court processes adding that this will make them more responsive to matters to do with the justice system and conflict resolution.
In the past five years alone the c has benefitted from JSC reform initiatives that have seen the setup of subordinate courts is Ngong and Loitokitok towns.