The acting Chief Justice of Kenya Hon. Lady Justice Philomena Mwilu announced the temporary closure of the Karatina Law courts on Tuesday evening.
According to the acting CJ, the closure will run for 10 days with effect from 6th April 2021 after one of the judiciary staff in the court-tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week.
“Last week, one of the seventeen judiciary personnel at Karatina Law Courts tested positive for Covid-19. The affected person immediately self-isolated under Ministry of Health protocols,” stated the acting CJ in a press statement to newsrooms.
During the closure, all personnel is expected at the station are expected to test for Covid-19 and self isolate themselves.
Hon. Lady Justice Mwilu added that the suspension of court proceedings during the said period will allow for the required disinfection and fumigation exercise, which will help in breaking the chain of transmission.
Urgent matters shall be directed to Mukurwe-ini Law Courts.
“During the period of closure, all urgent matters for Karatina Law Courts shall be directed to Mukurwe-ini Law Courts. We wish the affected personnel at Karatina Law Courts quickest recovery,” added the Acting CJ.