Monday, July 15, 2024

Courts to remain closed on Tuesday to mourn Magistrate Monica Kivuti

Chief Justice Martha Koome has ordered countrywide closure of all courts on Tuesday to mourn the late Makadara Principal Magistrate Monica Kivuti.

“No Court will sit on this day. Matters that had been listed on Tuesday across all Courts and Tribunals will be accommodated in the Court diaries on a priority basis,” said the CJ

Monica Kivuti succumbed to gunshot injuries inflicted by a senior police officer who was angered by her ruing towards his wife involved in a corruption case.

The OCS attacked the Magistrate at her chambers after she cancelled his wife’s bond. He was however neutralized after shooting two other police officers who tried to contain the situation.

“It is with a heavy heart that I inform the nation that Hon. Monica Kivuti, Principal Magistrate, Makadara Law Courts has lost the fight against the extensive injuries sustained during an open gun attack in Court.

We condole with the family, friends and the entire judiciary fraternity during this very difficult period of mourning. The Judiciary family stands in solidarity during this deeply traumatic time and calls for sensitivity and compassion as we share in grief.” said CJ Koome

Also directed by CJ Martha Koome is that the Judiciary flag will fly half mast from Saturday until when the late Magistrate is laid to rest.

“The Judiciary flag will fly at half-mast from today (Saturday) across all court stations until Hon Kivuti is laid to rest,” said Koome

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