Courts under the jurisdiction of the High Court in Mombasa will be closed Friday to allow judicial staff to attend a three-day training retreat.
According to two notices dated July 20 and signed by Mombasa Chief Magistrate Teresia Matheka and another by Deputy Registrar Dorothy Wasike, normal court sessions will resume on Monday.
The affected courts are the High Court, Employment and Labour Relations Court, Environment and Land Court, all magistrates’ courts, Tononoka Children’s Court and Shanzu Law Courts.
“The judiciary is implementing the Judicial Transformation Framework whose pillars include people focused delivery of justice, transformational leadership, use of technology and improved service delivery,” read part of the notice to advocates and litigants.
The closure of the courts means that all suspects arrested on Friday and are not released on police bail will have to spend three days in custody awaiting plea taking on Monday.
(Editing by Beatrice Obwocha and Henry Gekonde)