Runyenjes Law Courts has been closed for seven days after eight staff members tested positive for Covid-19.
Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu says the decision was made to allow mass testing for the officers and fumigation to be carried out at the court’s premises.
The eight affected persons have immediately self-isolated pursuant to the Ministry of Health protocol.
“On Tuesday 6, April, Health officers visited the court premises and after the requisite assessment, they recommended that the court premises be temporarily closed,”reads a statement from Mwilu.
All staff were urged to self-isolate within the period of closure, and that all personnel undergo further screening for Covid-19.
Mwilu has directed that all urgent matters for Runyenjes Law Courts be shifted to Embu and Kerugoya Law Courts during the period of closure.