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CJ Maraga closes all courts in Mombasa amid Coronavirus fears among judiciary employees

Chief Justice David Maraga on Friday, June 19, announced the suspension of all court activities in Mombasa County after 11 staff members tested positive for the Coronavirus disease.

In a statement signed by the Chief Justice David Maraga, the infected include judicial officers and registry staff with contact tracing of their primary contacts ongoing.

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

The CJ further revealed that the affected courts are the Main Court Building, the City Court and the Tononoka Children’s Court, but maintained that online and other virtual services will be provided where possible.

The move comes days after the Judiciary announced the reopening of courts while adhering to the Ministry of Health guidelines.