• Registrar General Mary Njuya said that the number of clients who visited Sheria House seeking marriage services was overwhelming.
• This, she said, went against the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.
Marriage services have been suspended after Kenyans flocked the Attorney General's office in Nairobi raising fears of the spread of Covid-19 .
This was after two days of partial resumption of selected marriage services on Monday.
In a statement seen by The Star on Wednesday, Registrar General Mary Njuya said that the number of clients who visited Sheria House seeking marriage services was overwhelming.
"This went against the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health. As a result, the office has temporarily halted all marriage services in order to develop a clear roadmap on reopening," she said.
"This is to further ensure that safety measures are undertaken in the workplace."
Njuya apologised for any inconvenience caused and assured all their clients that they are working tirelessly to ensure that provision of these services resume as soon as is practically possible.
"We will communicate upon resumption of services," she added.
A couple is required to register for marriage in Kenya by submitting copies of identification cards and coloured passport size photos (for both parties) and Sh600.
This will be for the notice which will run for 21 days
After the 21-day notice, if the ceremony is to take place in the Registrar’s Office, they will be required to pay Sh3,300, and are then given a marriage date according to the official diary or a church.
They will then be required to pay Sh800 after the 21-day notice to obtain a certificate.