The Judiciary is worried about the high number of its staff engaging in malpractices as it announced 174 staff axed since 2018.
Chief Registrar Ann Amadi said the staff who were sacked engaged in gross misconduct.
Amadi said the sacked staff and those who left through attrition have left a big gap in the human resource leading to strained service delivery.
Speaking in Kisumu during the start of the 8th heads of stations forum, Amadi further noted that during the same period, 11 judicial officers were dismissed.
She said the officers too were found to have engaged in gross misconduct.
Amadi said the trend is worrying since it is steady from the year 2018 as it calls for urgent action.
The forum is also attended by acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu who asked heads of stations to ensure ethics and discipline is maintained among the staff and officers.