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Kisii 1 October 2020.………. Counties were currently grappling with lack of legal understanding on family issues ,Chief Administration Secretary (CAS) in the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice Winnie Guchu has lamented.
The move has prompted the AG’s Office to consider deploying state counsels to each county to alleviate the current shortage besides educating the residents on the same.
Speaking in Kisii during a visit to former Nyanza region,the CAS observed due to lack of knowledge on Succession, inheritance and marriage, some cases which should have been resolved through mediation ended up in courts of law.
This comes amid concerns from the Judiciary whose efforts to clear a backlog of cases some which have dragged on for several years, have been met with challenges.
Guchu hinted of underway partnership between her office and stakeholders including Police,local administration and Interior ministry to launch sensitization sessions at the grassroots on the legal aspect of the issues.
The CAS’s itinerary was to take her to some counties in South Rift valley and Western regions.