City Lawyer Peter Wanyama to Koome, Ruto: Allowing Kenyans to access Judicial Services through Huduma centre is unacceptable and unfortunate

Vibrant city lawyer Peter Wanyama has raised a serious concerns on whether the Judiciary is independent hours after Chief Justice Martha Koome held talks with President Ruto.
While addressing the matter on one of his social media handle, Wanyama noted that the outcome of the talks were pathetic and funny is what Kenyans are witnessing is something to go by.
“The CJ allowing key judicial services to be accessed via the huduma centres is very dangerous and risky because its going to increase the number of fake advocates in the country, this will limit the space of genuine advocates and render them jobless, my first assignment is to fight this step once elected as the LSK President,” he said.
Wanyama said that the CJ failed to address various stakeholders across the legal field including advocates and vowed to fight for the rights of advocates.
” My main objective is to fight for the rights of advocates and bring back their glory, once elected as the LSK President next month i will courageously defend the independence of the judiciary and protect the rights of advocates,” he said.
This comes after the government announced that from  January 29, 2024 Kenyans will  be able to access nine judicial services from various Huduma Centres in the country.

Some of the services include filing new civil cases, filing documents in an existing case, making general case inquiries, requesting and receiving mention dates and gaining virtual court support by accessing virtual court links.

Another service includes requesting and receiving sermons to enter appearance. Through the service, one will be able to access notices to appear in divorce cases, extracted court orders, decrees, certified or uncertified proceedings and copies of a ruling/judgemen. Other service is E-filing support. Under the service, citizens will be aided in opening E-filing accounts, recovering accounts and resetting passwords, navigating the system and how to self-help using the Judiciary Public Information desk.

Kenyans will also be able to pay fines and deposits at the designated Huduma centres.

Through the service, one will be able to be issued with payment invoices, they can pay fines and cash bails and also pay for all other deposits in compliance with a court order.

The services will only be available in Huduma Centres in GPO Nairobi, City Square, Makadara, Kibra, Eastleigh and Thika.