The National Council for the Administration of Justice Naivasha Statement

April 28, 2019    0 comment


The National Council for the Administration of Justice met at Naivasha at its 20th sitting attended by all principle members of the Council comprising heads of justice institutions and key representatives of other state and non-State agencies who are members of the council.

Recognizing the mandate of the NCAJ and seized of the challenges affecting the delivery of justice:

Recognizing the critical need for inter-agency collaboration and coordination in addressing the challenges:

We have today agreed on the following:

  1. In order to achieve the desired results in the administration of Justice, particularly in the fight against corruption, we hereby undertake to carry out our respective duties through a collaborative approach that promotes synergies and accelerates efficiency in the delivery of services to Kenyans.
  2. Members have agreed to have a positive engagement and encourage a culture of interagency consultation in all cross-cutting matters.
  3. All substantive members will attend, without fail, NCAJ meetings, which will be held every quarter, with limited delegation to ensure inter-agency coordination is enhanced and sustained.
  4. There will be enhanced capacity building among institutions through training on cross-cutting issues affecting the administration of justice.
  5. New approaches to the administration of justice shall be adopted, such as the integration of plea bargaining in criminal justice in order to expedite the conclusion of cases.
  6. We shall endeavour to leverage on the use of technology in the whole justice sector, from investigations, prosecution and judicial processes. This will include, where necessary, prompting legislative changes to allow evidence from non-traditional sources such as CCTV.
  7. In order to improve governance and enrich citizen faith in the criminal justice system, members agreed to improve transparency and accountability in their individual systems and procedures.
  8. In order to eliminate bottlenecks in the fight against corruption, the Council resolved to set up a committee to identify key challenges and make proposals that will engender greater efficiencies.
  9. The Council also deliberated on challenges in the commercial justice sector and resolved to form a multi-sectoral committee that will make proposals that improve the performance of the sector.

MEMBERS OF NCAJ PRESENT DURING THE 20TH COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN NAIVASHA ON FEB 7, 2019

1. Chair – NCAJ Hon. David Maraga
2. NCAJ Secretary Mrs. Anne Amadi
3. Office of the Director Public Prosecutions Mr. Noordin Haji
4. State Law Office & Department of Justice AG. Hon. Justice (Rtd) P. Kihara Kariuki
5. National Police Service Mr. Joseph Boinnet nc AUS
6. Commission on Administrative Justice Hon. Florence Kajuju
7. Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Comm. Jedidah Waruhiu
8. Kenya Prisons Service Ms. Florence Ondimu
9. National Crime Research Centre Mr. Gerald Wandera
10. Department of Children’s Services Mr. Noah Sanganyi
11. FIDA Kenya Ms. Roseline Odede
12. National Council for Law Reporting Mr. Longet Terer
13. Probation & After Care Department Mrs Mary Mbau
14. Kenya Private Sector Alliance Ms. Carole Kariuki
15. Legal Resources Foundation Mr. Eric Mukoya
16. Kenya Law Reform Commission Mr. Mbage Nganga
17. Witness Protection Agency Ms. Alice Ondieki
18. IEBC Prof. Abdi Yakub Guliye
19. Kenya Judges and Magistrates Association Hon. Lady Justice Jacqueline Kamau
20. Law Society of Kenya Mr. Allen Gichuhi
21. Community Service Orders Programme Hon. Justice Luka Kimaru
22. Independent Police Oversight Authority Ms. Anne Makori
23. Council for Legal Education Dr. J. K. Gikeri
24. Equality Now Ms. Faiza Mohammed
25. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Mr. Twalib Mbarak
26. Kenya Association of Manufacturers Ms. Phyllis Wakiaga
27. Council of Governors Ms. Rosemary Njaramba
28. National Transport And Safety Authority Mr. Francis Meja
29. Directorate of Criminal Investigation Mr. George Kinoti
30. The Cradle Mr. Michael Wesonga
31. Kenya Human Rights Commission Mr. Davis Malombe
32. Ministry of Defence Brig. Kenneth Dindi
33. Ministry of Labour and Social Protection Dr. Ibrahim M. Mohamed

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