Kenya parliament building
The Kenya National Assembly. PHOTO | STAR

At least 17 legislators have tests Positive of Coronavirus. Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said Kenyans should prepare for the bad news. Alarm raised in both assemblies.


The Senate speaker Ken Lusaka said the proceedings at the Senate will continue through virtual methods like video links due to the pandemic as social distancing cannot be attained.

National assembly speaker Justin Muturi however, says the proceedings at the national assembly remain suspended until further notice. The Legislators in different committees will continue engaging to mitigate the calamity.

“ Fellow Kenyans, let us brace ourselves for bad news, let us prepare for the worst. We must brace ourselves and be ready mentally to face a situation we have never faced before, " health cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe said.

" We can no longer run away from the disease. It is an invisible enemy that it is here with us and if we allowed ourselves to play chasing games with it, it will be difficult for us as a nation to catch up with it. ”

The Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said Kenyans must prepare to face an 'insurmountable situation'.

"We are sailing towards a massive storm and I can assure you quarantine facilities are mentally straining and not convenient at all,” he added.

The legislators who travelled in different countries for the official purpose were tested together with parliament officials. At least over 200 officials which include; legislators, assembly officials, senators among others were tested of Coronavirus. The majority of the positive cases are from members of parliamentary committees.

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