Registration of Marriages suspended citing long queues that pose a threat to Covid-19

The Office of the Attorney-General has temporarily suspended marriage services at its Sheria House, for the next two weeks – By Gerald Gekara

Registrar-General Mary Njuya stated that the services will be temporarily stopped to allow for development of a strategy on handling the high number of clients in compliance with Ministry of Health guidelines.

“Following the partial re-opening of selected marriage services on Monday, it was observed that the number of clients who visited Sheria House seeking the same was overwhelming and went against the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health on curbing the spread of Covid-19,” the statement read.

With the coronavirus pandemic severely impacting several planned marriages, some had opted to tie the knot at the Attorney General’s office, while some opting to hold their ceremonies without their families.

However, Sheria house has promised to resume services as soon as they can, further apologizing for the inconvinience.

“As a result, the office has temporarily halted all marriage services in order to develop a clear roadmap on re-opening in an organized manner as guided by the Ministry of Health and to further ensure that safety measures are undertaken in the workplace,” the statement concluded.

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