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Makadara Law Courts Locked Down After Two Test Positive For COVID-19

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The Makadara Law Court was on Wednesday, July 22 closed for 14 days following confirmation of two COVID-19 cases.

According to a statement from the Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi, two cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Makadara court, prompting for the closure.

“We direct that the court be closed for fourteen (14 days) and all Magistrates and staff to proceed on self-quarantine forthwith,” said Amadi.

The break in court operations is to allow disinfection of the premise and seeking of medical attention for those who may have been infected.

The Mombasa Law Court, which was also closed after coronavirus cases were confirmed among its staff, was re-opened on July 6.

The Mombasa cases were asymptomatic and have since tested negative for COVID-19.

Chief Justice David Maraga indefinitely suspended all open court activities in Mombasa following the announcement.

“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 in a statement on Friday June 19.

Entrance to the Mombasa Law Courts. Source: File

The affected courts were the Main Court Building, the City Court and Tononoka Children’s Court.

The Judiciary is now advising its staff and court users, and Kenyans at large, to adhere to the Ministry of Health COVID-19 containment protocols.

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