CJ Koome assures Judiciary officers of security after Lamu attack

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Chief Justice Martha Koome has assured Judiciary officers across the country of their security following a suspected al-Shabaab attack in Lamu county on Wednesday.

A team of court officials were on Wednesday shot and injured by gunmen as they headed to Garsen town from Kipini Mobile Court at around 5.50 pm.

They were attacked at Lango la Simba, Lamu County.

CJ Koome said she has directed the Judiciary Police Unit to review the security situations of judges, judicial officers and staff and take necessary action to guarantee their safety.

“I would like to assure my colleague judges, judicial officers and staff that the judiciary values the safety of all our people and partners who work in very difficult conditions to secure the right Access to Justice for all Kenyans,” Koome said in her statement.

She confirmed that those injured in the attack were Senior Principal Magistrate Hon. Paul Rotich, Court clerk Boy Njue, Frank Sirima (ODPP) Police Constables Moses Bett and Willis Mgendi together with their driver Abel Barisa.

The group are currently receiving medication and the Judiciary boss confirmed that they are in stable condition.

Koome further directed that they be evacuated to Nairobi for further specialized care.

The CJ lauded the inspector general of police Hillary Mutyambai for the swift action taken by his officer in arresting the attack that left her officers injured.

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