Open Court Services suspended after 11 staff members test positive for Covid-19

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Chief Justice David Maraga on Friday suspended the Mombasa open court services after 11 staff members tested positive for the novel Covid-19.

In a statement issued on Friday CJ Maraga said the 11 are part of the 117 new cases announced by Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman on Friday evening.

The statement also revealed that over a hundred people who were in contact with the Judiciary staff have been traced and will go for mandatory quarantine.

“They include Judiciary officers and registry staff. Additionally, their primary contacts within the courts totalling 118 officers have been identified and must now go into self-quarantine with immediate effect as directed by the Ministry of Health officials,” Maraga said.

Maraga said the affected courts are the Main Court Building, the City Court and the Tononoka Children’s Court.

The Chief Justice however said online and other virtual services will be availed to court users where possible.

The suspension of the court activities in Mombasa comes barely a week after they were reopened following closure in March 24 this year.

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