Friday, September 22, 2023

Civilian oversight of military justice in Kenya

Cyrus Ombati, The Star (Kenya), reports that the Cabinet Secretary for Defense has invited representatives of the Commission for Administrative Justice (CAJ) to attend sessions of court-martial to see how fair they are. The invitation was generated because of complaints that courts-martial “lack fairness.” The invitation resulted from a meeting between the Secretary and persons from the Office of the Ombudsman led by the Chairperson.
Duale said he acknowledges and appreciates the place of the independent Commission founded under Article 59(4) of the Kenyan Constitution and their mandate of tackling maladministration in the public service. 

He informed the team that MoD has opened its gates for complaints both internally and externally under the existing chain of command anchored in the KDF Act of 2012. 

Also present during the meeting were the Chief of Strategic Policy and Plans Brig Edward Rugendo and Colonel John Ngatia from the Department of Legal Services.

1 comment:

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