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Judiciary Moots Special Courts To Deal With Hate Speech

As campaigning for the 2022 general elections heats up across the country, the judiciary has announced intentions to establish special courts to deal with accusations of hate speech.

Chief Justice Koome told the media in Nairobi that special courts would be established in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret, and Kisumu.

“Iam going to put this forward to the leadership committee of the judiciary of a request to set up a specialized court to deal with cases of hate speech,” said Chief Justice Martha Koome. 

The President of the Supreme Court also revealed plans to broaden the courts’ jurisdiction.

"The work plan focuses on Training and Capacity Building, Law Reform, Logistical Preparations, and Inter-Institutional Coordination for Seamless Conduct and Mounting of EDR Processes, Resource Mobilisation and Support."
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The Chief Justice was in attendance at a meeting with leaders of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and government stakeholders to discuss preparation for the 2022 elections.

IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati, Cabinet Secretaries Fred Matiang’i and Joe Mucheru, Attorney General Paul Kihara, Solicitor General Ken Ogeto, and Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai were in attendance.

*This article was written by Gerald Gekara for Uzalendo News.  Email: uzalendonews24@gmail.com to submit your story.

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