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Maraga shuts Mombasa courts over Covid-19

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[Chief Justice David Maraga. Photo/courtesy].

Chief justice David Maraga has shut down Mombasa law courts indefinitely after Coronavirus strike.

This is after 11 judicial officers serving at the court-tested Covid-19 positive in the last 24 hours.

In a statement to newsrooms on Friday evening, Maraga announced that the 11 officers were from a total of 150 court staff who were tested for Covid-19.

Maraga said a total of 118 officers who came into contact with the eleven have also been sent to quarantine to avert further spread of the virus in the courts.

“The Mombasa main court, the county court, and Tononoka children court are among those affected by the move,” said Maraga.

Technology

However, he said the judiciary will embrace technology to ensure hearing of cases is not halted.

“We will embrace the use of technology in ensuring smooth court proceedings.

On Friday those filing various cases at the court were told to start using zoom technology as there will be no physical sittings at the Mombasa court due to Coronavirus pandemic.