There is reprieve at the corridors of justice after the National Treasury restored the Judiciary’s budget for the 2019/2020 financial year. This is after the Chief Justice, Hon David Maraga, in a televised address came out to state how operations at the judicial system had been affected by the budget cut.
Anne Amadi, the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, said all approved activities for the Judiciary will proceed as planned.
The CJ came out bare knuckles saying elements in the executive were out to frustrate the Judiciary. He accused the National Treasury of unfairly targeting courts in its austerity measures as budgets for Parliament and the Executive keep growing.
The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) had in late October moved to court to protest Treasury’s proposed 50 per cent cut of the Judiciary’s budget in drastic measures to reduce government recurrent expenditure.
The court issued orders to the Treasury, including a compelling order, directing Treasury to fully implement the approved 2019/2010 Judiciary budget.