Use elders to help settle land succession before moving to court- Maraga

Chief Justice David Maraga

By MN Reporter

Chief Justice David Maraga has called on Kenyans to seek elders and family consent to help in settling land succession before they reach courts.

He said courts will recognize formal written agreement of those eligible to share the land in case of death.

“Having land inheritance arrangements solved by the elders reduce congestion of cases in courts and also delivers immediate justice to the beneficiaries,” he said.

He was speaking in Migori High Court recently.

According to him, land dispute cases can be solved by elders who have knowledge of families in the villages.

CJ revealed the plan to set up court in Nyatike being part of the Judiciary arrangements of bringing service closer to the people.

He said they are seeking a building where cases can be heard as they make arrangements for constructing resident court in the land to be identified.