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Research Paper | Library Science | Kenya | Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016


Court Records Policy Framework, Judicial Transformation in Support Criminal Justice System (CJS) in Kenyan Law Courts: Case of Kakamega County

Elijah Nchoganyamberi


Abstract: Most people seeking information from courts records in Kenya face various difficulties. These problems have continued to undermine judicial transformation particularly the role of CJS in settling disputes between the state and individuals and among individuals themselves. However, the paucity of studies in Kenya to establish how much court records can contribute to transformation of judiciary in enhancing their access and use has contributed to the state of affairs. The focus of this study therefore is on court records role in judicial transformation in support of criminal justice system in Kenya The objective of the study to establish current policy factors determining accessibility and utilization of court records by members CJS. The study was expected to be of benefit to magistrate courts in Kenya and policy makers. The study established that members of CJS required access and utilization of court records on a daily basis for them to perform their legal and constitutional mandates however law courts in Kenya lacked relevant policy and records management infrastructure to facilitate this. As a way forward the study recommended that law courts should come up with appropriate policy and records management infrastructures to enhance accessibility and utilization of court records by


Keywords: RECORDS, COURTS, TRANSFORMATION, POLICY


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016,


Pages: 333 - 339


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Elijah Nchoganyamberi, "Court Records Policy Framework, Judicial Transformation in Support Criminal Justice System (CJS) in Kenyan Law Courts: Case of Kakamega County", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20162020, Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016, 333 - 339

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