Runyenjes Law Courts [Photo: Capital News]
The Runyenjes law courts have been closed temporarily, after 8 staff members contracted Covid-19.
In a statement Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu said that the court will be closed from today, in order to allow fumigation to be carried out at the court’s premises.
She also directed all infected persons to immediately admit into self-isolation for a period of 7 days.
“The closure will enable all personnel at the station to test for Covid-19 and self-isolate pursuant to the Ministry of Health Covid-19 protocols, facilitate the required disinfection and fumigation exercise and contribute towards breaking the chain of transmission,” said Mwilu.
All urgent matters for Runyenjes Law Courts will now be directed to Embu and Kerugoya Law Courts.
So far closure of law courts, has been regular with over four courts being forced to halt their activities in the months of March and April.
Karatina Law Courts in Nyeri County are the most recent courts to be temporarily closed.
This is after one of the judiciary personnel tested positive for coronavirus.
Staff members are currently under self-isolation.