What you need to know:
- Within the 10 days, and as the other staff quarantine at home, the premises will be fumigated to help curb the spread of the virus.
The Karatina Law Courts in Nyeri County will remain closed for the next 10 days as a staff member has tested positive for Covid-19.
Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu announced the measure in a statement on Tuesday, saying one of the Judiciary’s 17 personnel there had contracted the virus.
She said urgent matters will be transferred to the Mukurweini Law Courts.
“Normalcy of operations at the premises will resume as soon as the circumstances allow.”
Justice Mwilu explained that the decision was reached after an inspection by local health officials in the county and an emergency meeting by a Court Users Committee (CUC).
Within the 10 days, and as the other staff quarantine at home, the premises will be fumigated to help curb the spread of the virus.
Meanwhile, 98 people arrested for flouting Covid-19 rules were Monday asked to pay a Sh20,000 fine or spend six months in jail.
Seventy eight of them were arrested in bars within Nyeri town while 20 were found in private vehicles within the town during curfew hours.
They were charged with a count of violating the dusk to dawn curfew and another of breaching recommended Covid-19 protocols.
For each count, they were released on a cash bail of Sh10,000.
They all accepted the charges before Principal Magistrate James Macharia.