Report rates Makueni, Nakuru best high courts
Makueni High court, Milimani Civil Division and Nakuru High court were the best performing High Court Stations in the country, according to a Performance Management and Measurement Understandings (PM- MUs) Evaluation Report 2019 / 2020.
The report which was launched yesterday by Chief Justice Martha Koome also ranks Kisumu and Nakuru Employment and Labour Relations Court among the best in terms of performance.
In the Environment and Land Court, Murang’a, Milimani and Nakuru Courts were the best performing stations.
“I direct the Judiciary Training Institute, Directorate of Planning and Organisational Performance and Chief of Staff, to design performance case studies from these exemplar performers to be used in training and excellence building exercises going forward,” said CJ Koome yesterday while launching the report.
According to the report, the 45 High Court stations and divisions were classified into four categories to ensure in-depth analysis and enhance presentation of performance results.
They included; Courts with a case load of above 600 cases, Courts with case load between 301 and 600 cases and Courts with case load of 300 cases and below.
The report further reveals that in the year 2019/20, the judge’s productivity de- creased from 400 cases recorded in the previous year to 264 cases and also the court recorded a decrease in case clearance rate from 121 per cent recorded in 2018/19 to 96 per cent.
The report further indicates that a total of 22,735 cases were resolved in all the High Court Stations and Divisions which was a decrease from 30,695 cases resolved in the previous year.
“The overall case back- log increased by 9.1 per cent from 63,433 cases recorded at the end of 2018/19 to 69,184 cases,” the report states.
The High Court PMMUs evaluation results indicate that five per cent of the courts achieved a performance grade of “Very Good” while the majority of the courts which were 53 per cent, achieved a perfor- mance grade of “Good”.
There were six best per- forming Magistrate’s Courts in the different categories.