Bondo court to hand over unclaimed assets
Millions of shillings in form of cash bail, title deeds and log books deposited as surety and yet to be collected from Bondo Law Courts years after conclusion of cases, could be handed over to Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority (UFAA) by July.
Bondo Senior Principal Magistrate John Nandi said some of the unclaimed documents and money have been lying in the court since 1995.
Speaking during the court open day event at the weekend, Nandi disclosed that it has been difficult to reach the owners of the unclaimed assets and the court could be forced to handover them to UFAA by the end of the Financial Year.
Nandi urged individuals or relatives of people who had concluded cases to turn up and claim their assets, saying they would be assisted even if they lost receipts. “I know the challenge has been lack of information by members of the public and that is why today we are having open day to educate the masses about what is happening in the courts,” Nandi explained.
Area Assistant Deputy County Commissioner Michael Too asked residents to embrace the judicial system and shun the habit of withdrawing cases in court before they are concluded.