Kirinyaga assembly shut for two weeks after Covid cases

In Summary

•All assembly staff members including MCAs were tested for the coronavirus last week.

•"Following receipt of Covid-19 test results for honourable members  and staff of county assembly which revealed the presence of positive cases amongst us, the assembly shall effective the 19th day of November remain closed for two weeks," read the memo.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.
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The Kirinyaga county assembly has been closed for two weeks following Covid-19 cases.

According to an internal memo  sent to county MCAs and members of staff on Wednesday, speaker Antony Waweru Gathumbi said  the assembly will be fumigated.

All assembly staff members including MCAs were tested for the coronavirus last week.

"Following receipt of Covid-19 test results for honourable members  and staff of county assembly which revealed the presence of positive cases amongst us, the assembly shall effective the 19th day of November remain closed for two weeks," read the memo.

The county assembly clerk’s office will prepare a programme for MCA engagements.

Gathumbi further urged all assembly members and staff to strictly adhere to all preventive and protective  measures against Covid-19.

The closure comes two days after the county government head office was shut for two weeks following Covid-19 cases among staff in the Kutus-based office.

Governor Anne Waiguru directed staff to work from home and further directed   the county CEC for Health Gladys Kimingi to execute screening of all staff in the affected departments .

Though working from home, Waiguru ordered county executive committee members and chief officers to develop plans that will ensure critical departments function while observing Ministry of Health guidelines on disease prevention.