Courts To Resume Operations With Effect From 11 May 2020

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is reportedly acquiring PPE for its workers as they have announced that courts will be fully operational starting Monday 11 May 2020, The Chronicle reports.

This was revealed by the Chief Justice Luke Malaba who said this to the publication:

Following the proclamation on 1 May 2020 by His Excellency, the President that the country is moving into level two lockdown from 4 May 2020, these directions are issued to guide court operations during the level two lockdown period. For the purposes of implementing the measures introduced under level two lockdown, practice direction number 1 of 2020 as amended shall remain effective until the 10th of May 2020.

Accused persons automatically remanded to dates between 4 May 2020 and 8 May 2020 under practice direction 2 of 2020, will be remanded by the courts to dates after 11 May 2020. All courts shall become operational with effect from May 11

However, the solemnisation of marriages will only begin after the lockdown. The courts during the lockdown have been attending to urgent matters only.

More: The Chronicle

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