Embu court closed for burial of staff member
All proceedings at the Embu courts were yesterday adjourned for the staff to attend a funeral of a clerk who was a week ago found dead in his house. The High Court and the other junior courts only mentioned the matters before them.
Following the newly adopted style of addressing the court as a way of an effecting counter-active transformation, the judicial officers told parties that a member of staff had passed away and the cases had to be adjourned.
Senior resident magistrate Robinson Oigara said the cases would not continue because they were going to attend the burial of a member of staff. Kenneth Nyagah, a father of two, was found dead in his house in Blue Valley Estate on June 4. An inquest file has been opened to find out the circumstances under which Nyagah died. Family members have called for a postmortem examination.
Police in Embu have confirmed that an inquest in the death of Nyagah had been opened. At the same time the court yesterday dropped the strict official dress code of court officials.
Oigara explained to the court goers that they should not be surprised to see officers in casual wear as that was part of transformation of the judiciary country wide and that in Embu they will be dressing down every Friday.