Lawyers practising in Naivasha and Nyandarua towns are now accusing the Judiciary of sidelining the area by failing to post new judges.
The group said despite the construction and completion of two ultra modern courts in Engineer, Nyandarua and Naivasha, the posting of judges has been of concern.
According to them, the recent posting of two judges at Nyahururu law courts sidelined Nyandarua arguing that they are now in Laikipia County.
According to their spokesman Lawyer George Kimani, Nyandarua residents have now been forced to seek justice at Naivasha law courts which is served by only one judge.
In a petition to Chief Justice David Maraga, Kimani said Engineer court was the most proximate geographically suitable judicial station for judges to serve Nyandarua region while awaiting construction of Olkalou high court.
“That as legal practitioner serving mainly residents of Nyandarua and Naivasha regions, we petition that a Land and Environment division judges be stationed at Naivasha and Engineer law courts”.
Kimani added that Nyandarua region had vast lands and many disputes noting that it was unconstitutional for residents to travel far and wide for the determination of their land related cases.
At the same time, the lawyers want Industrial and Labour related judges posted at Naivasha law courts to handle the increasing number of disputes from flower farms.
According to Kimani, Naivasha region had numerous flower, horticulture and hotel sections as well as industries such as geothermal and SGR that will always have disputes from workers and employers.
“We ask your Lordship that you give tangible directions in regard to the now stalled land suits and labour and workmen compensation related cases, a situation that has substantial negative impacts on litigants and related institutions”.
“We trust that these issues will be addressed in the next few days in the spirit of constitution that guarantee equal access to justice to the citizen so as to ensure equitable social-economic growth of regions”, he said.