By Staff Reporter
Operations at the Cooperative Tribunal Registry in Nairobi have been suspended for seven days after one of the staff tested positive for the Covid-19.
In a memo dated 1st November 2020 and signed by the Chairperson of the tribunal Hon. Beatrice Kimemia to the public and advocates, the operations in the registry will be scaled down with effect from 2nd November 2020.
“The Operations at the Cooperative Tribunal Principal Registry, Nairobi, are hereby temporarily scaled down for seven days with effect from 2nd to 6th November 2020,” reads the memo.
The tribunal members have been advised to take necessary measures in ensuring they are safe with all the premises of the registry set to be fumigated.
“During this period, the members of staff will isolate and undertake the necessary medical tests. Fumigation of the Court premises and Registry shall be carried out under the Ministry of Health Covid-19 regulations,” reads the memo.
However, the physical hearing which was slated for 2nd to 6th November 2020 has been suspended with the parties involved directed to fix other dates during the virtual sessions.
The directives, however, do not affect the Nyeri sittings which were slated for 9th November 2020 to 13th November 2020 at the Nyeri Law Courts though after confirmation of members’ safety.
“The Nyeri circuit sitting scheduled for 9th to 13th November 2020 at Nyeri Law Courts will go on as scheduled after the confirmation of the safety and health status of its members,” reads the memo.
Court mentions, directives, rulings and judgment will continue virtually with Certificates of urgency that continue to be heard normally and filling of court processes being done through the tribunal e-mail.
The tribunal is currently on a countrywide sitting session whereby it will be heading to Nyeri this month to bring the services closer to the members.
The tribunal reverted to virtual sessions at the onset of the Covid-19 in March.