NEW CHAIRPERSON

Sylvia Kasanga replaces Sakaja as chair of Senate Covid-19 committee

Kasanga served as Sakaja's vice chair in the Senate's adhoc committee.

In Summary

• Sakaja resigned from the committee following his arraignment last week for breaching curfew orders.

• On Tuesday, the house approved Bomet Senator Christopher Langat to replace Sakaja in the committee as a member.

Nominated Senator Sylvia Kasanga.
Nominated Senator Sylvia Kasanga.
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Nominated Senator Sylvia Kasanga has replaced Nairobi Johnson Sakaja as the chair of the Senate ad hoc committee on Covid 19 situation in the country.

Kasanga served as vice chair of the committee that is mandated with oversight of the government's response to the pandemic.

Sakaja resigned from the committee following his arraignment last week for breaching curfew orders.

 

The lawmaker was arrested drinking in a bar in Kilimani at 1 am a fortnight ago.

The senator said he had decided to take responsibility and urged Kenyans to follow the government's directives on curbing the spread of Covid-19.

On Tuesday, the house approved Bomet Senator Christopher Langat to replace Sakaja in the committee as a member.

Majority Whip Irungu Kangata on Tuesday issued a notice of motion for approval of Langat's appointment.


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