Rescheduled Cause Lists
N O T I C E
TO - ALL ADVOCATES 20/8/2020
- COURT USERS
TAKE NOTICE OF THE FOLLOWING EMAIL ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE CONTACTS FOR THE REGISTRIES;
firstname.lastname@example.org (0776027942) email@example.com, (0776027942)
DISREGARD EARLIER CONTACTS GIVEN.
ALSO NOTE THAT WE SHALL HAVE SPECIFIC LIASON OFFICERS TO DEAL WITH ONLINE CORRESPONDENCES. A DUTY ROTA WILL BE POSTED.
FURTHER NOTE THAT ALL MATTERS FILED UNDER CERTIFICATE OF URGENCY AND PAID FOR BY 11.00AM SHALL BE PLACED BEFORE THE DUTY COURT THE SAME DAY FOR DIRECTIONS
FOR: CHIEF MAGISTRATE
NAIVASHA LAW COURTS
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
NAIVASHA LAW COURTS
PUBLIC NOTICE: 15TH JUNE,2020
In accordance with the directive of the Hon the Chief Justice of 8th June, 2020, regarding new schedules of work and in particular the expected resumption of open court activities on Monday 15th June, 2020, we wish to notify our litigants and members of the general public as follows:
Key Stakeholders under the auspices of the Court Users Committee held a meeting on 11th June, 2020. Modalities of upscaling court operations and holding open court activities in strict compliance with Hon Chief Justice’s directive and Ministry of Health (MOH) recommendations for this Court were discussed. Further to the meeting the following was agreed and/or observed:
1. Fumigation/disinfection: of the entire court premises is yet to be done due to logistical challenges but is expected to be completed within the next two weeks.
2. Dispensers for the alcohol based sanitisers as recommended by MOH for installation IN sufficient number at specific strategic points in and around the court premises, is yet to be implemented. This is however expected to be done within the week.
3. Use of thermo guns at all the court station entrances will be strictly observed. Anybody with a temperature higher than the maximum prescribed by the MOH will not be allowed entry into the court premises.
4. Face Masks: must be worn in the appropriate manner and at all times by every person entering or remaining in the court premises.
5. Flow of human traffic into the court: is to be reduced. Going forward, the employment of technology will be the norm to reduce the need for open court operations and in particular to limit physical interactions as much as possible.
6. Electronic Court Transactions: In order to implement No 5, above, it is agreed and expected that we shall no longer accept the physical filing of hard copy documents. Instead we shall employ the use of the following email addresses for filing of pleadings and all other court documents;
- All High Court matters – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Traffic matters – email@example.com
- Criminal matters – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Civil matters – email@example.com
7. Matters whose dates had lapsed/were interrupted by the scaling down of court activities due to Covid 19, shall have new dates posted on the Judiciary’s website as well as on physical notices outside the main court gate and within the court building for those who shall have access to the court premises.
8. Upscaling to open court activities: Consequently, and as can be observed from the above points, we are yet to reach a level that can be considered as being ready for upscaling that would involve resumption of open court activities at the present time.
9. Upscaling Implementation Committee: The CUC appointed an Upscaling Implementation Committee to assist and guide the Court in navigating the safe and effective upscaling of court services, to create partnerships, and to monitor the situation on a regular basis. The Committee shall report to the CUC and Court leadership from time to time.
10. Appreciation: We acknowledge the support and indulgence of members of the Law Society of Kenya, individual litigants and other court users so far, and ask that you continue to bear with us as we seek to find ways to upscale our services and resume full activities.
Finally, we urge everyone to continue strictly observing the guidelines of the MOH and in particular to observe: Social distancing, Wearing of masks in public, and Washing and/or sanitising of hands regularly.
Keep safe and God bless.
For Chief Magistrate
Head of Station
*For general queries, the following email address may be used:
NAIVASHA LAW COURTS 20/8/2020
NOTICE TO COURT USERS & STAFF
SUBJECT: COURT OPERATIONS FOLLOWING POSITIVE COVID-19 TESTS
We bring to your notice that four of our colleagues who operate within Naivasha Law Courts have tested positive for COVID-19. Some have been in close contact with nearly all staff and judicial officers.
Public health officials have recommended a re-test be done pending further action in line with the MOH guidelines.
Consequently, and following directions from the Naivasha Law Court Leadership and Management Team, court operations will be down scaled pending re-testing and contact tracing. The exercise is expected to take one week. Further directions and guidelines are as follows:
1. During this time the court will deal with urgent matters and where possible conduct hearings for matters already confirmed. All the matters falling within this category will be handled virtually.
2. There will be skeleton staff in each registry to deal with the electronic filling. Plea’s will henceforth be taken virtually.
3. For the elderly and any special cases of persons who are unable to use email or Mpesa in the payment of fines and court fees, they will be attended to at the Court’s gate. Our staff will ensure safety guidelines are adhered to at all times.
4. We are aware of the delay in action and response to electronic communication from our stake- holders. This is due to the sudden increase in correspondence and e filing of documents. We are in the process of implementing a ticket system to ensure all correspondence is acted upon and nothing falls through the cracks.
5. The court shall facilitate counseling and therapy session with all affected staff.
The above measures will be reviewed in due course after consultation with the public health officials and stakeholders, following receipt of re-testing results.
HON. K. BIDALI
CHIEF MAGISTRATE, NAIVASHA
Cc: Chief Justice
Chief Registrar of the Judiciary
Presiding Judge, Naivasha
Registrar Magistrate Courts
N O T I C E
TO - ALL ADVOCATES 7/06/2020
- COURT USERS
KINDLY TAKE NOTICE THAT Pending full compliance with MoH guidelines, effective from 13th July 2020, the station shall partially up-scale as follows:
1. ALL filing, discovery, service, (at least 3 working days in advance, whether in criminal or civil cases) and proceedings, shall be done electronically/virtually; except by leave of court.
2. All judicial officers will henceforth manage their respective dockets in the following rotational, weekly arrangement:
Day of the week when scheduled
(Pleas, Certificates, unallocated et. al.)
CTS 3 & 5
CTS 2 & 5
CTS 2 & 4
CTS 3 & 6
3. Where cases proceed virtually, each court shall schedule the following standard no. of cases per day:
(Incl. Traffic & Inquests)
(Incl. ELC & Succession)
As directed by court
4. Each Judicial Officer shall be at liberty to vary this number in reasonably deserving circumstances.
5. Parties - LSK, ODPP, and self-represented parties – are reminded to move the court by contacting the registry to facilitate (re)scheduling of cases in the available date and time slots in the registry
6. The Duty court shall continue handling tasks as assigned in the obtaining station arrangement for all days in the week.
7. All criminal matters pending before Court 1 shall be placed before the duty court.
8. All civil matters pending before Court 1 will be handled by the Ag. HoS or as the the Ag. HoS may periodically assign.
9. The Duty court may sit physically or virtually
10. All related communication between the court (Judicial Officer, Court Record, Court Assistant, Registry, ICT Officer), and court users (LSK, ODPP, Prisons & Remand Homes, Probation Office, Children Office, and self-represented parties); and scheduling, shall be through formal channels in the Registry.
FOR: CHIEF MAGISTRATE