The judiciary turns to email after the interruption of the electronic filing system

On Tuesday, May 21, the Judiciary suffered an outage in its electronic filing system and case listing portal, disrupting the provision of legal services.

In a statement, the Judiciary indicated that the outage began at 11:00 a.m. and at the time of publishing this article it had not yet been restored.

The case list allows you to search for your case and find details, activities and court fees. It is categorized according to station and Judicial Officer.

The e-filing system allows Kenyans to electronically submit documents to courts, conduct self-assessments and make court fee payments.

President William Ruto and Vice President Rigathi Gachagua during the swearing-in of 6 judges.


The web-based application resides on a server and is accessible from any geographic location as long as the user has access to the Internet. The system has proven efficient for lawyers, law firms and other litigants to file cases remotely.

To address the situation, the judiciary revealed that Kenyans could submit urgent cases and time-bound pleadings through the email addresses of the respective courts.

The email should also be copied to [email protected] to process.

“We apologize for the inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience and understanding,” the statement reads in part.

In the past, the judiciary has adopted various ways to reduce court cases and subsequently provide justice to the victims in the society.

From technological advancement to the creation of small courts, the judiciary aims to increase accountability in all forms of government.

To improve capacity, President William Ruto recently announced the increase in budget allocation from Sh87 billion to Sh108 billion to boost the infrastructure of the judiciary.

“An independent Judiciary, an effective Executive, a progressive Legislature, an open civil society and a vigilant media are not mutually exclusive; on the contrary, they share the mandate to serve the people and must complement each other,” Ruto said on September 14. May. 2024.

An image of a legal scale and a gavel.