All Uasin Gishu County MCA’s, staff to undergo testing after MCA succumbed to COVID-19

All Uasin Gishu County MCA's, staff to undergo testing after MCA succumbed to COVID-19
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All staffers and Members of the County Assembly of Uasin Gishu will undergo COVID-19 testing before proceeding to self-isolation

The latest comes after the death of Huruma Ward MCA Petet Kiiru Chomba who succumbed to the disease.

County Assembly Speaker David Kiplagat during a press briefing on Sunday said the autopsy showed that the MCA succumbed to COVID-19.

All members of staff have been asked to proceed on a 21-day compulsory leave.

“We wish to confirm to the public that we have received the autopsy results of the deceased, and we can confirm that he died from COVID-19, in lieu of this notice, all members of staff ans county MCAs will undergo screening, the assembly’s premises will also remain closed for 21 days,” the Assembly speaker said.

The County Governor Jackson Mandago who was at the presser expressed concern at the manner in which residents are flouting COVID-19 guidelines laid out by the Ministry of Health.

“We have dropped guard, I have been around town; people do not wear masks and there is no social distancing, I have seen supermarkets that people are not longer washing hands, we need to go back to the measures that had reduced the infections,” Governor Mandago said.

Consequently, and in a move aimed at curbing the spread of the virus, the public viewing of MCA Chomba’s body which was slated for Monday has been called off.


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