The Kenyan Courts are set to re-open as battle between the Executive and Judiciary rages on. For civil cases, courts have contact details of all parties and their advocates. Virtual hearings will however, continue with limited physical hearings as advised by the court. To control over-crowding, courts will allocate staggered hearing schedules each day.
The courts are expected to reopen on Monday at a time appointment of judges has become the new flash-point in relations between the Judiciary and the Executive.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the Judiciary promised to scale up court operations as it adheres to the Ministry of Health COVID-19 protocols.
“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,” the statement read.
The statement said that 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 have been advised to wait to be contacted by the court.
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