CJ MARAGA OVERTURNS JUDICIARY REGISTRY IN SEARCH OF MISSING FILES.

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Political parties tribunal Chairman Kyalo Mbobu with Chief Justice David Maraga after he stormed two High Court registries demanding to know how files disappear/PHOTO BY SAM.

BY SAM ALFAN.

Chief Justice David Maraga has commissioned an enquiry to unravel how files disappear in courts.

The deputy registrars and the executive officer have to place a report on his desk in their earliest convenience.

On Thursday, CJ Maraga stormed two High Court registries demanding to know how files disappear.

He made an unexpected visit to Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi in the late afternoon.

“I have been receiving letters of complaints every day from members of the public about their lost files,” he said.

Civil and Family Division files form the major clutter of lost files.

Complainants have written to the CJ saying that files leave the registries but never reach the courts where relevant cases are scheduled.

CJ Maraga said that the movement of files is clearly shown in registers and delivery books but those files disappear within that cycle.

He also warned that those found culpable would face disciplinary action among them facing the law or being shown the door.

The CJ also demanded a detailed and thorough report on the matter.

Officers found at the registry were lost for words and we’re outrightly frightened to see the CJ so worked up by that issue.

Many litigants have complained in recent past that files on their cases had disappeared and delayed proceedings.

Judges have also complained about missing case files.

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