Magistrate Grade II

These courts are presided over by Magistrates who must hold a Diploma in Law. They have limited criminal, civil and territorial jurisdiction. Their territorial jurisdiction is limited to their counties and they are normally situated at the county headquarters.

Their criminal jurisdiction is limited to any offence other than offences specified in the first schedule of the Magistrates; Court Act e.g riots, unlawful assembly, abuse of office, deceiving witnesses.

Their civil jurisdiction is limited to cases where the value of the subject matter does not exceed five hundred thousand shillings-section 207 (1) (c)