Judiciary will hire more judges in the Employment and Labour Relations Court (ELRC) to ease backlog cases and ensure justice is delivered promptly to litigants.
Employment Court Principal Judge Lady Justice Maureen Onyango said 10 more judges would be recruited to deal with the many pending cases in the court.
Speaking during the open day and launch of the court’s registry manual at the Nyeri Law Courts, Judge Onyango said has only 12 judges.
She noted that the establishment of the court had prompted an increase in the number of cases filed within a short period of time leading to backlogs due to shortage of judges to clear them.
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She added that the government had gazzetted more registries countrywide to deal with caseloads and bring justice closer to the people.
The judge cited Voi and Kitale among others that would be operational by January 2020.