Ju­di­ciary will serve jus­tice to all, says High Court judge

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

The Kenyan ju­di­ciary is com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing all those seek­ing jus­tice, in­clud­ing refugees, get fair judg­ments, judge George Dulu of the High Court in Garissa has said. He said judg­ments must be ef­fi­cient and ex­pe­di­tious for all those ag­grieved. Dulu was speak­ing at a Garissa ho­tel yes­ter­day dur­ing a work­shop or­gan­ised by the UNHCR to train ju­di­ciary staff on refugee law. He said the courts will con­tinue to col­lab­o­rate with stake­hold­ers to guar­an­tee pro­tec­tion of refugees re­sid­ing in Kenya. Dulu said the courts are aware the ap­pli­ca­bil­ity of na­tional and in­ter­na­tional law stan­dards on pro­tec­tion of refugees is to pro­vide timely jus­tice. “As the courts en­deav­our to en­force the law and stan­dards on pro­tec­tion of the refugees, it should be noted that Garissa is a tran­sit town for gen­uine asy­lum seek­ers, eco­nomic mi­grants, hu­man traf­fick­ers, hu­man smug­glers and il­le­gal im­mi­grants,” Dulu said. He said court users’ com­mit­tees, where UNHCR is rep­re­sented, have given di­rec­tions on how gen­uine asy­lum seek­ers and refugees should iden­tify them­selves to en­sure their rights are pro­tected.

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