The Coast Jurist – A publication of the Mombasa Law Society Journal
The birth of Coast Jurist during the Covid-19 season is a testimony that indeed good things happen during difficult times. I am honored to contribute an inaugural article to the Coast Jurist Newsletter. And what theme would come to mind at this time than the dispensation of justice during the Covid-19 as viewed from the Bench? On 17/3/2020 when Court proceedings were scaled down due to the Covid-19 pandemic it became apparent that dispensing justice would be challenging. However, in Mombasa Court, out IT department, in light of our motto “Where Technology Meets Justice”, was already on an overdrive mission prior to Covid-19. We were already dispensing justice through the Skype online platform on selected matters. The corona pandemic provided us with a reason to escalate the online platform. Out IT expert, Mr. Collins Ayodo, is credited with midwifing this success story. He worked tirelessly with Hons. Evans Makori (CM), Edna Ameyo (CM), and Deputy Registrars Christine Ogweno and Joshua Nyariki all deserve praise and acknowledgement in this success story.