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Why marriage services at Sheria House have been halted

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By Vincent Kejitan | May 20th 2020

Marriage services at Sheria House have been temporarily suspended due to the high number of clients who have been visiting the premise in recent days.

Through a statement to newsrooms, Registrar General Mary Njuya stated that the number of clients was overwhelming and was against the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.

This comes just days after the office resumed operations after a 14-day wait.

“Following the partial-opening of selected marriage service 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 in curbing the spread of COVID-19 virus.

“As a result, the Office has temporarily halted all marriage services in order to develop a clear road map on reopening in an organized manner as guided by the Ministry of Health and to further ensure that safety measures are undertaken in the workplace,” read the statement in part.

Many weddings were canceled or rescheduled due to the Coronavirus as the government discouraged large social gatherings.

As a result, some conducted weddings in the presence of a few family members while others streamed their ceremonies on social media platforms.

All those who have been affected by the halt of services at Sheria House will be informed when normal operations resume.

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“We wish to assure all our clients that we are working tirelessly to ensure that provision of these services resumes as soon as it is practically possible. We will communicate upon resumption of services,” said Njuya.

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