Alternative justice system solution to backlog of cases

ICJ-Kenya: Nakuru, Kenya – Since time immemorial, Kenya’s culturally rich communities proudly championed and practiced their own forms of justice that was tethered in basic mechanisms and principles of reconciliation and peaceful coexistence.

For decades, this inherent system; either customary or informal justice mechanisms was at the center of dispute resolutions as communities thrived and its constituents expressed satisfaction at how justice was dispensed.

At the onset of colonization in Kenya, most of these laws were considered retrogressive, archaic and outdated as the colonial master brought forth laws he considered supreme but, in reality, were favourable to white settlers and punitive to indigenous communities. 

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10 June, 2024
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