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Eldoret

Written on: Thursday October 25th, 2012

A journal entry from: Clea's Kenya

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted anything, but to be honest I've mostly just been working, and you've already seen a picture of my desk area. Part of my work, though, can involve travelling to other towns in Kenya for various reasons. This week I went to a place called Eldoret, which is to the north of Nairobi in the Rift Valley. It's not a terribly large place, but it's surrounded by a beautiful lush countryside and has a fun feel with a lot of university students. Also, it's well-known for a certain product that you'll see when you click through the pictures.

 

Most towns or regions in Kenya have set up committees made up of judges, magistrates, police officers, prosecutors, prison wardens, children's workers, and others who often use the court system. The reason for the committees is to try to cut through the bureaucracy and make the court system work more efficiently. The ICJ is conducting a survey in a four different areas of the country to see if the committees are actually working the way they are supposed. I mostly went along to take copious notes.