Marriage services suspended a day after re-opening following surge in clients

Wedding bands. Fewer people divorced and married this year compared to last year./COURTESY

The office of the Attorney General has suspended marriage services just a day after the services were partially re-opened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement from the Department of Registrar General, dated 19th may, 2020, states that all marriage services had been temporarily halted, in order to develop a clear roadmap on re-opening in an organized manner.

“Following the partial re-opening of selected marriage services on Monday 18th May, 2020, 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,” read the statement from Registrar General Mary Njuya.

The services will remain suspended until further notice with the office saying they will notify the public upon resumption of services.

“We regret any inconveniences caused and wish to assure all our clients that we are working tirelessly to ensure that provision of these services resume as soon as is practically possible,” the statement continues to read.