A report issued on Mondays indicated that 174 judicial staff were sacked from 2018-2020 over gross misconduct.

According to records from the Judiciary’s human resource department and the Judicial Service Commission 30 employees were sacked in 2018, 72 in 2019, and 72 in 2020.

Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi raised concern about the high number of staff engaging in malpractices resulting in such dismissals.

Amadi also stated that during the same period, 11 judicial officers were dismissed.

The Chief Registrar noted that a big gap was left in the Judiciary leading to strained service delivery over the dismissals.

Ethics & Discipline

The event was attended by Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu who asked heads of stations to ensure ethics and discipline is maintained.

“We continue to improve our systems to eliminate corrupt practices and the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and accountability in the administration of justice," Mwilu said.

"We have also significantly improved our levels of engagement with partners in the justice sector and responsiveness to the needs of our court users 8 through facilitating CUCs and addressing issues raised through court user satisfaction surveys,” she continued.