What is it about?

This study is grounded in an empirical investigation conducted from April 2014 to December 2014. The primary objective of the study was to explore the impact of the Open Government Initiative on Kenya's Judiciary and how it has contributed to transforming the judiciary system for more effective delivery of justice.

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Why is it important?

This paper discusses the findings of a study conducted on the Open Government Initiative in the Kenyan Judiciary, emphasizing its role in the ongoing transformation of the judiciary to improve justice delivery. It highlights how open government and records management are interconnected and emphasizes that effective records management is crucial for the successful implementation of an Open Government Initiative.


The results showed that the Kenyan Judiciary was in its early stages of deploying the Open Government Initiative, with various approaches identified for its implementation. Additionally, the findings unveiled the advantages of involving the public in judicial proceedings, which indicated a positive impact on enhancing access to justice.

Dr Shadrack Katuu
University of South Africa

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This page is a summary of: The Kenyan Judiciary’s Open Government Initiative: prospects and challenges, Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, March 2017, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/jstpm-04-2016-0007.
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