Nandi County Assembly shut down after MCA tests positive


Nandi County Assembly shut down after MCA tests positive
Tinderet Ward MCA Kipkurui Chepkwony

All operations at the Nandi County Assembly offices in Kapsabet have been suspended after one of the members tested positive for COVID-19.

Tinderet Ward MCA Kipkurui Chepkwony is said to have contracted the disease before the county assembly resumed its sittings.

“Immediately he ( realized that he was positive he isolated himself out of his family, neighbors and Assembly Members for the required duration and now he is improving and County Assembly has been fumigated as expected,” County Assembly Speaker Joshua Kiptoo said.

Nandi County Assembly had been on recess from July 16, 2020 and was scheduled to resume sittings on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

Consequently, all county assembly members and staff will now have to undergo mandatory testing.

The Speaker said it is only on conclusion of the mass testing that he will communicate the way forward with regards to resumption of sessions.

He further urged Nandi County MCAs and staff to continue observing the Ministry of Health guidelines on prevention of the spread of coronavirus.

These include always wearing a mask, maintaining a 1.5 metre social distance and regular hand washing and sanitization.

 

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