High Court

This Court has powers to hear any case. Therefore, any case can be started in the High Court. This court also decides appeals against decisions made in the Magistrates Courts. It also hears disagreements about the outcomes of elections of members of parliament. The High Court can decide both criminal and civil cases. The High Court has the power in criminal cases to sentence a person up to death. It also has various specialized divisions such as land division, family division, anti-corruption division, and international crimes division.

The Principal Judge heads the High Court. There are currently 61 High Court judges. High Court sits and is responsible for deciding cases for a particular region or district often referred to as circuits.

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