BY: FRIDAY BULLETIN
MANDERA—The Elwak Kadhis’ court in Mandera County was recognized by the Judiciaryas the best in performance among Kadhis’ courts in service delivery and case clearance.
According to the 2017/18 performance management and measurement under standings (PMMU) evaluation report released on Friday last week, the court under Sheikh Hussein Muhammad Hassan was rated the best after it obtained a 93 per cent hearing and determination rate within 360 days.
The court had a productivity of 148 cases and a ‘’Very Good’’ rating was factored on reduction of case back log, initiated cases and overall service delivery.
Sheikh Hussein Muhammad Hassan received the Best Performance Award at the event graced by the Chief Justice David Maraga at the Supreme Court. Other Kadhis’ Courts recognized for their exemplary service delivery during the event are the Mombasa Kadhis’ Court and Nairobi Kadhis’ Court.
The Mombasa Kadhis Court under the Chief Kadhi Sheikh Ahmad Al-Muhdhar Hussein posted a determination rate of 74 per cent while the Nairobi station under former Deputy Chief Kadhi Sheikh Rashid Ali Omar cleared 76 per cent of its backlog cases.
Sheikh Rashid has since retired from the Judiciary and his position taken by Sheikh Sukyan Hassan Omar.The PMMUE 2017/18 report assessed 674 judges and magistrates manning over 120 court stations across the country.
In the last year’s performance, the Murang’a Kadhis’ court was recognized as the best performer in service delivery and case clearance.
The court under Sheikh Abdilatif Silau Malampu was rated the best performing Kadhis’ court in the
country after attaining a case clearancerate of 100 percent.
Speaking to the Friday Bulletin Sheikh Muhdhar described the recognition and award as a milestone and lauded the unveiling of the PMMU evaluation initiative noting that it will greatly improve on performance and service delivery in the Kadhis Courts and the judiciary as a whole.
The Chief Kadhi called upon Kadhis to diligently serve the Muslim community and Kenyans with honesty and speed up the hearing of cases affecting Muslims for justice to prevail and assist in reduction of backlog of cases for proper service delivery.
“I encourage my fellow Kadhis across the country to serve Muslims with dedications on daily basis so as to ensure there are no backlog of cases for justice to be dispensed on time,” he said.