Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Gladys Boss, strongly urged the legal sector to embrace alternative methods of dispute resolution (ADR), including arbitration, mediation, and reconciliation, rather than solely depending on the courts.
Speaking during the Nairobi Arbitration Week at the Blu Radisson Hotel in Upper Hill, Boss emphasized that many cases could be efficiently resolved through these alternative avenues.
She highlighted that these methods are not only more cost-effective but also save significant time compared to conventional court procedures.
The Uasin Gishu Woman Representative also shared her personal experiences, noting she frequently utilizes ADRs for resolving land disputes in her constituency.
Boss suggested that in some instances, it might be more beneficial for aggrieved parties to petition Parliament for legal amendments instead of resorting to the courts, which often leads to unnecessary consumption of resources.
Highlighting the efficiency of ADRs, Boss pointed out that some cases, which could be settled promptly, end up taking years in court.