• About NCAJ
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About NCAJ

The National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCAJ) is a high-level policymaking, implementation and oversight coordinating mechanism as reflected in its membership, comprising State and non-State actors from the justice sector.

Our mandate as stipulated in the Act is to ensure a coordinated, efficient, effective and consultative approach in the administration of justice and reform of the justice system

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Council Members

The National Council for the Administration of Justice draws its council members from various State and non-State actors.

State actors include members from the Judiciary, the Ministry of Justice, the State Law Office and others. Non-State actors include the National Commission on Human Rights and others

NCAJ Council Members

Initiatives & Campaigns

Access to justice is a high-profile issue in Kenya. However, many citizens do not know their rights or understand how the criminal justice system works.

There is generally low awareness of government reforms that are improving coordination and transforming the administration of justice, including new policies and other measures.

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The NCAJ, in the execution of its mandate, has processed numerous justice sector Bills and developed several policies including Bail and Bond Policy Guidelines, Handbook on Combating Illicit Trade, Sentencing Policy Guidelines.

Currently, through its seven committees, NCAJ is undertaking various far-reaching reform initiatives in the administration of justice.

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The Conference Planning Committee of the 2nd National Conference on Criminal Justice Reforms is calling for abstract submissions.
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Lady Justice Martha Koome has today been recognized by the United Nations as a champion of the rights of children in Kenya’s justice system.
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To support the ongoing safe delivery of justice services in Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Union and UN Office on Drugs and Crime are delivering 17,000 face masks
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Latest initiatives

Bail and Bond

The Bail and Bond Implementation Committee is driving a national campaign to sensitize justice sector stakeholders, the public and the media on bail and bond and citizen’s rights.
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Plea Bargaining

A plea bargain is a negotiated agreement between a criminal accused and a prosecutor, where the accused agrees to voluntarily plead “guilty” or “no contest” for a concession from a prosecutor in exchange for a plea
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Recent publications

Fixing the Broken Child Justice Chain Link

Fixing the Broken Child Justice Chain Link

Children Belong to All of Us

Presentation:Children Belong to All of Us

Status Report on Children in the Justice System in Kenya

Status Report on Children in the Justice System in Kenya

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