In Summary
  • The National Treasury has severally been accused of frustrating the judiciary from delivering on its mandate through budget cuts.
  • The third arm of government has been calling for financial autonomy, and even though the judiciary fund law is enacted, it is yet to be implemented.

The judiciary will be a major beneficiary if the recommendations in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report are adopted.

The BBI report has recommended that there should be separation of powers between the three arms of government as part of efforts to restore public confidence in courts.

The judiciary has in some cases had its functions frustrated by the national government, especially due to delay in the release of funds.

The third arm of government has been calling for financial autonomy, and even though the judiciary fund law is enacted, it is yet to be implemented.

FRUSTRATION

Early this month, Chief Justice David Maraga cried out to the executive, after accusing the National Treasury of frustrating the judiciary from delivering on its mandate through budget cuts.

It was not after public outcry that funding was reinstated.

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