News Release. The Judiciary directs all its staff to work from home. NAIROBI. TUESDAY, March 24, 2020
The Judiciary has directed all its staff to work from home in order to protect them and the entire Judiciary fraternity from the Coronavirus.
Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi said the Judiciary has prioritized the safety and health of the entire Judiciary family after reviewing the statement issued by the Cabinet Secretary for Health on the seriousness of the pandemic.
She directed court stations to notify the public of the directive, provide telephone and email contact details to facilitate urgent matters which cannot wait, ensure public inquiries are responded to promptly and embrace Electronic Case Management Directions 2020 where practicable, during this period.
“We have been providing minimal essential services across our court stations to ensure access to justice is not completely disrupted. However concerns have been raised by our staff regarding their safety as they attend to wananchi,” the CRJ said.
She added: “We have taken these concerns into consideration, and having reviewed the press statement issued on 22nd March 2020, by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, on the seriousness of the pandemic and upon consultation with the Chief Justice, it is our view that the health and safety of the entire Judiciary family must be prioritized.”
Amadi explained that the leadership of the Judiciary continues to monitor unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19 and its impact on the administration of justice.
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