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Milimani Law Courts To Be Closed From Friday

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Judiciary has issued a memo on closure of Milimani Law Courts for 11 days with effect from Friday, August 26.

This is to pave way for the hearing of presidential election petition set to begin on Friday.

“Milimani Chief Magistrate and criminal court will not be physically accessible due to hearing of presidential petitions as from 26th of August to 5th September,” the memo reads.

The closure directive comes as the law courts premise is currently hosting the Supreme Court which is expected to hear and determine the several presidential petitions lodged on Monday challenging William Ruto’s victory as President-elect in the just concluded elections.

The hearing of the nine petitions lodged at apex court will take place at Milimani Law Court’s Ceremonial Hall.

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Previous presidential petitions proceedings happened at the Supreme Court Building within CBD.

It is said that the seven judges of the apex court will not use the landmark Supreme Court for need of adequate space as per the COVID-19 pandemic regulations.

In a notice released on Tuesday, the Judiciary said that during the 11day period, urgent matters shall be dealt with on the online platforms.

“All fresh pleas and certificates of urgency will be filed at the city court and virtual court sessions,” notice further reads.

By Rodgers Oduor

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