The United States Department of Justice has pledged to offer support to the Kenyan Judiciary as it disseminates its constitutional duty.
Speaking on Monday, Stacy de la Torre, a representative of US Department of Justice who is currently in the Kenya, pledged to offer support for pending cases to be heard and determined expeditiously.
The US Justice department particularly pledged support for cases touching on children. Stacy de la Torre also urged for the creation of a juvenile justice system in Kenya to try young offenders, provide for their rehabilitation, protect them from harm, increase their life chances and manage the risks they pose to themselves and to the public safety.
“Together we can create a fair and effective juvenile system that enhances public safety, gives a good return on public investments and reflects our society’s deep belief in redemptive possibilities for people who have made mistakes,” De La Torre said.
The representative was speaking when she visited Makadara Chief Magistrate Emily Ominde at the Makadara Law Courts in Nairobi.