The Makadara Law Courts have been closed down for 14 days after 2 judiciary staffers tested positive for Covid-19 within the law courts.
Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi stated that the closure is meant to curb further spread of the corona virus, allow enough time for disinfection and fumigation of court premises as well as to give ample time to those affected to seek medical attention.
“We direct that the court be closed for fourteen (14 days) and all Magistrates and staff to proceed on self-quarantine forthwith.” the statement read in part.
Milimani law courts will also be closed down between July 24 and July 25 to allow for disinfection.
The court services are expected to resume on Monday, July 27.
Meanwhile, the registrar reported that the Mombasa Court that was similarly closed after identification of Coronavirus cases was re-opened on July 6.
Amadi noted that there were no severe cases reported at the court, as the affected staff members were only asymptomatic and have since tested negative.
MAKADARA COURT CLOSED FOR 14 DAYS pic.twitter.com/E0yfPLizvT
— The Judiciary Kenya (@Kenyajudiciary) July 22, 2020
The developments come amid rising cases of corona virus in the country with the ministry urging Kenyans to continue following the containment guidelines to help curb the pandemic.
According to the Ministry of Health data, Kenya now has 14,168 confirmed Covid-19 cases as at Tuesday July 21 and 250 deaths since the virus as first reported in Kenya in March 2020.