All Courts to be closed June 26

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Nairobi’s Milimani Law Courts. [Photo: Business Daily]

Kenyans seeking Judiciary services have been advised no to do so, Monday, June 26, 2017.

This after the government declared the day, a public holiday.

Interior and Coordination Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said this is to allow Kenyans of the Muslim religion, to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr.

Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.

In a publication on the Kenya Gazette, dated June 20, Nkaissery cited the Public Holidays Act (Cap. 110) of the Laws of Kenya.

In a public notice, the Registrar of Magistrate Courts, Peter Mulwa, Court stations nationwide would be closed.

Below is a message from the Judiciary.

Following the declaration that Monday, 26th June, 2017 is a public holiday to mark Idd-Ul-Fitr, this is to notify the general public that Court Stations across the country will remain closed.
 
The Judiciary understands that such closure affects normal operations and the diaries of the courts and will occasion inconveniences to the parties and advocates who had matters lined up for litigation on that day.
 
The public is notified that all matters which had been fixed for any action on Monday, 26th June, 2017 will therefore be handled as follows:-
 
All cases slated for mention on Monday 26th June, 2017 will now be mentioned on Tuesday 27th June, 2017 in all the respective courts. This includes cases coming for hearing where the suspects/accused are held in remand.
 
In respect of all other cases coming for hearing on Monday 26th June, 2017, the parties and/or their advocates are advised to visit our respective court registries for guidance and have new dates allocated on priority basis.
 
Peter M. Mulwa
REGISTRAR MAGISTRATES COURTS.

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