June, 2020. Protocols to Guide the Scaling up of Court Operations
In line with the directions of the Chief Justice the courts and Tribunals will scale up operations from June 15, 2020. We reiterate our commitment to dispensing justice safely. We shall therefore continually enhance our service delivery in strict adherence to the Ministry of Health Covid-19 Protocols.
Court Users are accordingly advised as follows:
- To promote social distancing we shall limit the number of people physically accessing the courts at any given time. Kindly cooperate with the officers responsible at the court entrances.
- In allocating hearing dates, priority will be given to cases whose hearings were affected by the scaling down of court operations from March 16, 2020.
- For civil cases, courts have contact details of all parties and their advocates. Parties/advocates are therefore advised to wait to be contacted by the court.
- For criminal cases, accused persons will be summoned to court through the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution and the Police.
- Telephone and email enquiries are encouraged through the court contacts which are posted on the Judiciary website.
- All cause lists will continue to be posted on the Kenya Law website (www.kenyalaw.org) and the Judiciary website, as well as Judiciary social media platforms.
- Virtual hearings will continue, with limited physical hearings as necessary as advised by the court.
- To control crowds, courts will allocate staggered hearing schedules each day. Parties should note their allocated time and keep to the schedule.
The Judiciary remains committed to safely dispensing fair, timely and accountable justice.