Kenyan judiciary makes online filing of cases mandatory in the capital city

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Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi on Tuesday announced that Nairobi residents will be expected to file cases online starting 1st July 2020.

In a statement that was posted on Twitter, she adds that the move marks the start of increased technology use in the delivery of justice process. She said going digital is aimed at achieving higher levels of efficiency and convenience.

“It is hereby notified for public information that the filing of cases in all the courts in Nairobi will be done exclusively through the electronic filing system referred to as e-filing,”

said Ms Amadi.

Through the statement, the Chief Registrar stated that the members of the Law Society of Kenya, the office of the director of public prosecutions, the police and the public will now be required to register on the e-filing court platform in order to log into the Judiciary system, upload documents, assess court fees and them submit the files to the registry.

At the start of lockdowns in Kenya due to the COVID-19 pandemic, courts in Nairobi turned to holding virtual hearings of cases and will reportedly continue like this despite the recent announcement on reopening of courts.

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