Naivasha Law Courts closed for 10 days after COVID-19 case

Naivasha Law Courts. PHOTO | COURTESY
Naivasha Law Courts. PHOTO | COURTESY

The Naivasha Law Courts have been temporarily closed for a period of ten days after one staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu said all urgent matters are to be directed to the Nakuru Law Courts.

“Following the confirmed case, the Head of Station immediately consulted with the relevant Ministry of Health officers in the jurisdiction who advised that, in order to curb any potential further spread of the virus, the Judiciary personnel go into ten days of self-isolation,” she said in a statement.

According to the acting CJ, the total number of personnel at Naivasha Law Courts are 38 Judiciary staff, six judicial officers and one judge.

She noted that the decision for closure followed an emergency meeting between the Head of Station, Leadership and Management Team (LMT) and Court User’s Committee (CUC) at Naivasha Law Courts.

“Their recommendations as communicated to my office were that it would be prudent to control any potential further spread of the virus by temporarily closing Naivasha Law Courts with immediate effect,” her statement reads.

The Acting CJ further stated that given the nature of the work of the affected person, there is high probability that there was general interaction with the affected person and justifiable apprehension as to the potential for exposure and the spread of the virus.

“We shall endeavor to resume normal service delivery at Naivasha Law Courts as soon as circumstances allow and will provide updates as and when the same become available,” the statement adds.

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