BEFORE her controversial suspension on Monday, Chief Registrar of Judiciary Gladys Shollei had implemented far reaching reforms that gravely hurt old graft networks.
The Judicial Transformation Framework plan developed under her watch had led to the installation of Local Area Network in 18 court stations and Wide Area Network in 25 court stations across the country. The multi-million project incorporated installation of voice and data communications, power back up, internet and CCTV surveillance.
This particular contract is said to have soured Shollei's relationship with a member of the JSC when she rejected his proposal that a friend's company be given the tender to undertake the entire work.Shollei refused citing procurement laws as well as taking into consideration efficiency.
Last year Shollei oversaw the refurbishment of 36 court stations in 20 counties ranging in costs from Sh119,000 in Kabarnet to Sh14 million in Kwale.
BY the time of her suspension, the judiciary had completed construction of four new courts in Kiambu, Busia, Bungoma and Nakuru at a cost of Sh50 million and is in the process of completing construction of new court premises in Malindi, Kisumu and Migori.
Shollei also conducted a staff audit which established that only 13 per cent (544) of the 4,192 staff members at the time possessed university degrees by last year.
Of the 544, 10 per cent were found to have fake degrees; 76 per cent (3,185) only possessed high school certificates and six per cent (251) only had primary education for qualification. Only 41 (1 per cent) of the judiciary staff had post-graduate qualification.
By the time of her suspension, the CR had began the process of reclaiming the over 10 tribunals established under Acts of parliament but which have been operating outside the judiciary and presented a ten-year programme proposing how this would be accomplished.
She decentralized financial management, hired more staff including judges, initiated a fuel card system to check against abuses and revamped the registry to offer efficient and better services and was also in the process of putting in place several measures to eliminate fraud.