Chief Justice David Maraga, on Tuesday, June 16, unveiled a new case filing system at the Judiciary
In a statement shared with the public, Maraga unveiled a new portal for filing of cases online that will be in effect as from July 1, 2020.
The statement, signed by Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi, also noted that the service will first be rolled out in Nairobi courts and is aimed to speed up court cases.
"It is hereby notified for public information that with effect from July 1, 2020, the filing of cases in all the courts in Nairobi will be done exclusively through the electronic filing system, hereinafter referred to as 'e-filing," read the statement in part.
The Chief Justice urged the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution and the Law Society of Kenya to prepare adequately for the official launch of the platform.
In the new system, all members of the public are required to register on the platform in order to log into the Judiciary system where they can upload documents, assess court fees and submit the files to the registry.
"Any device or computer that allows attachment of files will be sufficient to access the system and carry out the e-filing," read the statement.