In his address on 19th, June 2012 to the cohort of advocates who had signed the roll of advocates as part of the elaborate ceremony for admission to the bar, the then Chief Justice, Hon. Dr. Willy Mutunga, challenged members of the bar and judicial officers reflect deeper on the need for a situated jurisprudence and judicial practices that would advance the quest for access to justice for the larger majority of people in Kenya. It is in pursuit of this intent that, on 29th February 2016, the Hon. Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga appointed the Taskforce on Alternative Justice Systems to look at the various Traditional, Informal and Other Mechanisms Used to Access Justice in Kenya (Alternative Justice Systems). Later, on 4th March 2016, the Taskforce was gazetted via Gazette Notice No. 1339. The tenure of the Taskforce was subsequently extended by Chief Justice Hon. David Maraga to end of June, 2018.