In-person court activities halted over corona surge

Monday, November 23rd, 2020 00:00 |
Chief Justice David Maraga. Photo/PD/SAMUEL KARIUKI

All in-person court operations and services at Meru Law Courts were yesterday suspended for two weeks, after some staff tested positive for Covid-19.

Chief Justice David Maraga said the suspension takes effect from Monday but all urgent matters will be dealt with virtually.

Maraga further said presiding judge will issue directions on resumption of regular court operations after necessary testing of staff. 

“After consultations with key stakeholders and public officials, in-person court operations are here suspended for 14 days.

Decision seeks to minimise spread of the virus, protect public health as well as that of staff, court users and justice sector partners ,” Maraga stated.  

By November 21, the country had recorded 76,404 coronavirus cases with 1,366 fatalities. 

The country has experienced  a surge in the number of infections since September.

World Health Organisation on Thursday launched the ‘Mask Up, Not Down’ campaign that aims to reach over 40 million young people in Africa with positive messages on the correct use of masks through social media, and to combat complacency, fatigue and misunderstanding around Covid-19 prevention measures.

The Council of Governors  is also set to launch the ‘no mask no service’ campaign on Monday, to sensitise Kenyans on the need to wear face masks all the time.

Council chair Wycliffe Oparanya on Friday said the campaign, which is to be conducted across all 47 counties aims at reinforcing the government’s position that personal responsibility is key in the fight against coronavirus following a surge in infections.

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