Embu court moved after roof caves in
Hearing of cases at the High Court in Embu have been moved for the fear of a looming disaster after the roof started caving in. The roof of the building started sagging gradually after the beams broke. Sources said shoddy construction had led to the disaster. The sources said the construction of the building has since been declared poor.
The sources revealed that the public works department engineers thus recommended for its overhaul and thus the evacuation of the judge and her staff. The sources said the contract for repair of the roof has been awarded to Jufex Auto hardware at a cost of over sh1million and it will take about three weeks.
Thus Justice Hedwig Ongu’di has moved to court No. 1 court house and its chambers which are used by the Chief Magistrate Margaret Wachira. Wachira is suppossed to be using court No 2 used by Senior Principal magistrate Lucy Mbugua thus forcing her to use her chambers as the station has only three court houses.
A public noticed fixed on the notice board of the court and signed by Wachira and addressed to advocates and litigants say that her court No 1 will be sitting in court No 2 for the time being until further notice. The dateless notice however does not explain the reasons for the changes but only apologize for the inconveniences expected to be caused.