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Tribunals in Kenya

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Tribunals in Kenya are institutions created to help courts in the administration of justice. Tribunals are supposed to ease the burden in the courts. Tribunals, however, do not have penal jurisdiction.

Tribunals in Kenya

Administration Tribunals in Kenya

They are set up by law to adjudicate disputes that arise out of the statutes creating them. They deal with the administration and enforcement of the Act concerned.

For example, the Rent Tribunal determines questions arising out of the Administration and Rent Restriction Act and the Business Rent Tribunal, which deal with con-trolled commercial tenancy.

Tribunals, like the courts, have to respect the Bill of Rights in their decisions and not be repugnant to justice and morality or be inconsistent with the Constitution or other laws of the land. Most tribunals are subject to the supervision of the High Court.

Inquiry Tribunals in Kenya

They are full-scale inquiries dealing with urgent matters of public importance. For example, an inquiry tribunal may be set up to investigate corruption, mishandling of issues and improper conduct of public officers.

Domestic Tribunals in Kenya

They are set up by private organisations for administration purpose, settling disputes and exercising disciplinary control of members, professional group. Jurisdiction is therefore, contractual and limited by rules or regulations, which comprise the terms of the contract.Other tribunals include: Energy, Environmental, Teachers Service, Land Dispute, Capital Markets, Water Appeal and Cooperative, among others.

Tribunals in Kenya

Tribunals in Kenya


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