Speaker to give direction on House recess as some MPs threaten to skip sessions

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 17 Mar, 2020 07:58 | < 1 min read
Parliament. PHOTO | FILE
Parliament. PHOTO | FILE

Members of the National Assembly are today expected to move a motion to adjourn House sittings indefinitely in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Makueni MP Daniel Maanzo yesterday said MPs will seek guidance from the Speaker on the matter.

“This thing is serious and we need to take measures to protect ourselves from the virus. Personally I will not be coming to the House tomorrow,” Maanzo said.

Some MPs, who did not want to be named, also said they would keep away from parliamentary proceedings until the situation normalises.

The legislators said plenary sessions were like social gatherings with high chances of one being infected.

The County Assemblies Forum has also directed all county assemblies to suspend sittings and operations from today for the next 15 days in order to check the spread of Covid-19.

In a statement sent to newsrooms, CAF said only crucial matters and service departments will continue to operate.

“We encourage assemblies to allow their staff to work from home and ensure that daily tasks on their desks/docks are completed without delay,” said CAF chairman Ndwega Wahome.