Judicially Staffs Given Directives to Work from Homes
The Judiciary has focused its staff to work from home to stop the spread of the fatal coronavirus (Covid-19) whose cases have increased to 16 in Kenya. In an internal memo by Chief Registrar Anne Amadi, the Judiciary – having been hit hard by limits on social distancing – says judicial officers will be using electronic communication such as emails to serve plaintiffs.
To ease the filing of urgent matters, Ms Amadi absorbed the heads of stations to post contact details of two judicial officers outside courts.
The contacts details, which will include the name of the judicial officers, mobile phone numbers and email addresses, will be showed outside the court premises.
The same should also be advanced to the registrar of magistrate courts to facilitate uploading to the Judiciary’s website.
“Ensure that telephone or email enquiries by the litigants and the public are responded to promptly and appropriately,” directed Ms Amadi while giving the temporary measures taken by the Judiciary to control the spread of the disease.
While guiding the heads of stations to notify the public of the directives by placing suitable notices outside the courts, Ms Amadi stated that the Judiciary will continue providing further rules as the situation on Covid-19 unfolds in the country.
This is a way of controlling the spread of the disease.