Judiciary AnnouncesTwo-Day Interruption of Online Services

Several Judiciary online services will be interrupted for two days as the commission undertakes scheduled maintenance to affect all courts countrywide. 

The maintenance will take place from Friday, October 6, at 8.00 pm to October 8 at 6.00 pm.

According to a statement released by the judiciary statement, the system maintenance interruption is aimed at optimising the operation of the electronic system.

“The Directorate of ICT is constantly enhancing the Judiciary Data Centre and Systems with the aim of optimising systems performance,” the Judiciary statement reads.

Chief Justice and the President of the Supreme Court of Kenya Justice Martha Koome during the admission of Advocates to the Bar on Thursday, March 2, 2023.


“In this regard, the Directorate of ICT has scheduled corrective and preventive maintenance of the Judiciary Data Center.”

The large-scale maintenance will affect online services, including the Court Tracking System( CTs), the Judiciary Financial Integrated System (JFMIS), E-Filing, the Website, and the Judiciary E-mail service.

“We sincerely thank you for your continued support and apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused,” the Judiciary added. 

The disruption comes barely a week after Chief Justice Martha Koome ordered the payment of cash bail and fines to be processed in open court to improve the ‎efficiency of the judicial system.

According to the Judiciary, the guidelines address the concerns of court users and harness technology to streamline the process. 

“One notable change is that the processing of payments will now occur in open court, increasing transparency.”

“This move is in line with the Judiciary’s adoption of technology using the Case Management System, which enables electronic payment of court fees, fines, and deposits. This system not only generates online invoices and receipts but also simplifies the entire payment Process,” the statement noted.

President William Ruto and Chief Justice Martha Koome arrive for the launch of the Administration of Justice in Kenya Annual Report on Monday, December 5, 2022.

Zakheem Rajan

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