The youth are set to get transcription jobs to capture court proceedings after the Ministry of ICT and Judiciary entered into a partnership to migrate from manual records.
Under the AJIRA platform, the youth will be sourced to transcribe the court proceedings which will create job opportunities for them as well as boost efficiency in the court proceedings.
Speaking during the launch of 2017- 2018 State of the Judiciary and Administration of Justice Report (SOJAR), Chief Justice David Maraga said that the manual recording of court proceedings is cumbersome and time consuming which slows down case resolution.
‘’ Another area in which we are advancing is our automation and digitization efforts which are crucial to the judiciary transformation. Out of the 132 courts for example, 126 now have reliable internet. The remaining six are in extremely remote places that do not even have electricity,” said Maraga.
The CJ added that he is happy about the positive developments that are taking place and are now working together as the justice sector agencies in interest of the nation.
AJIRA Digital Program is a government initiative driven by the ministry of ICT to empower over million young people to access digital job opportunities.
The program seeks to position Kenya as a choice labor destination for multinational companies as well as encourage local companies and public sector to create opportunities in the digital space.