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Meru Law Courts suspend physical sessions after several staff tested positive for COVID-19

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Chief Justice David Maraga has suspended all physical sessions at Meru Law Courts for 14 days after several staff tested positive for COVID-19.

Maraga, in a press statement released on Sunday, said a staff as well advocates who frequent the courts contracted the virus.

“To minimize the spread of the pandemic, protect public health as well as the health of members of staff, Court Users and Justice Sector partners, after consultation with key stakeholders and Public Health Officials, it has been decided that all in-person court operations and services at Meru Law Courts be and are hereby suspended for 14 days with effect from Monday 23rd November 2020,” said the CJ.

Chief Justice David MaragaMaraga however noted that urgent matters shall be handled by the court virtually, adding that the Presiding Judge will issue further directions on the resumption of regular court operations after testing of staff and upon the advice of Meru County Public Health officials.