Chief Justice Luke Malaba appointed 57 magistrates to handle cases of politically-motivated violence and intimidation in the country’s 10 provinces during and after the elections. A special court was gazetted under General Notice 379 of 2018.
According to the notice issued by the Judiciary boss, who is also chairman of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), the court sits during the pre-election, election and post-election period. Said Chief Justice Malaba:
It is hereby declared that the Judicial Service Commission, in terms of Section 133 J(3) of the Electoral Act (Chapter 2:13), has designated the magistrates listed in the schedule below to try cases of politically-motivated violence and intimidation in the provinces under which their names appear before, during and after the harmonised elections for President, members of the National Assembly and councillors scheduled to take place on Monday 30th July 2018.