Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Replace cash bail with title deeds and logbooks, says Gachagua

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has proposed that cash bails that are issued by courts to accused persons be replaced with title deeds and vehicle logbooks.

According to Gachagua, there is alot of idle cash that is lying around at the judiciary as a result of cash bail from Kenyans.

Gachagua said this on December 1 in Kilifi County. Gachagua reasoned that by using title deeds and logbooks instead of cash, the money that is stuck at the judiciary would be freed up to sour economic growth.

“When people have found themselves in court in criminal matters, and they place cash bail because of the urgency of the matter, there exists an opportunity for you to go back to court and substitute that cash bail.”

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“They can be substituted with a title deed or log book so that we can free that money to the economy,” said the deputy president.

Gachagua further said that judges and other judicial officers should endeavor to facilitate programs to ensure Kenyans can use other securities other than cash bail.

“We ask our judges and magistrates to exercise fairness and see how they can facilitate the substitution of cash bail to other forms of security,” said Gachagua.

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