The Judiciary has directed all its staff members to work from home as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

This is after; Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced a new case of coronavirus yesterday bringing the total of confirmed cases to 16.

In a memo to judges, judicial officers and workers by Chief Registrar Anne Amadi, staffers have been instructed to stay away from their workstations.

Amadi has also directed that notices of closure to be displayed outside the courts. Two staff member contacts will however be available in case of emergencies.

According to the chief registrar,   heads of stations will be required to respond to telephone or email enquiries by the public or litigants in good time.

These measures, are however temporary and will be adjusted appropriately with time.

Earlier this month, Chief Justice David Maraga reduced court activities in order to slow down the spread of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.

He scaled down activities for two weeks for two weeks to allow further consultations on the matter.

CJ Maraga also noted that prisoners and remandees  will not be presented in court for a period of two weeks.