30th April 2018, by Department of Public Communications

The Office of Attorney General and Department of Justice is in the process of decentralizing some of its services to the grassroots level to enable as many Kenyans as possible access them. Attorney General Kihara Kariuki said on Monday that crucial departments like the Public Trustees which currently had presence in only 11 Counties, had already acquired office space in Kericho town and would continue to roll out services to other towns.

The Attorney General said he would partner with County Governments to avail office space so that services like Registration of Marriages, Societies and Public Trustee which deal directly deal with wananchi, are brought closer to their clients for enhanced service delivery.
The Chief Legal Advisor made the remarks during a courtesy call on him by officials from the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) who pledged technical assistance in the decentralization exercise. IDLO Acting Country Director Mr. Romualdo Mavedzenge further confirmed that the agency would Kenya to finalize and expedite some of the processes and programmes started earlier while engaging further in new areas in the fight against corruption.

Accompanied by the IDLO Programme Manager for Access to Justice and Gender Reforms, Ms. Kimberly Brown, Mr. Mavedzenge praised Kenya for the good work it was doing in the justice sector and committed that IDLO would showcase these as good practices to be emulated by other African countries.  

The Attorney General welcomed the support and urged his Officers to generate realistic work plans and stick to agreed timelines for prompt delivery of services to all Kenyans.