Audit documents before PAC indicate that out of the 20.74 Billion Shillings, indicate that 16.88 Billion was spent by the Judiciary on different activities some of which were disposing of cases in different courts, installing new courts, training of staff, procuring vehicles and others.
Speaking to journalists, Justice Abodo noted that most SGBV cases take long in the system and the kind of investigations done by police lacks focus, which makes it very difficult for the victims to get justice.
The undersecretary Maureen Kasande had been asked to explain an expenditure of 398 million Shillings which lacked supporting documents as per the Auditor General's report for the 2018/2019 financial year. Kasande had appeared before the committee alongside other accounting officers of institutions under the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS), on Monday.
The new guidelines, which are coming into force after 19 years, will ensure that minors who commit petty offences are diverted from the formal justice system through procedures, structures, and programmes that help reconcile them through non-judicial bodies, thus avoiding the negative effects of formal judicial proceedings.