Six MCAs, 7 assembly workers test positive for Coronavirus

Bungoma County assembly. Photo: Courtesy

Bungoma County Assembly will remain closed for 14 more days, after it was closed two weeks ago in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

The assembly was closed after six MCAs and seven other workers in the house were confirmed to be Covid-19 positive.

In a statement to newsrooms on Wednesday October 28, 2020, Assembly speaker Emmanuel Situma said the House will remain closed as they assess the situation.

“The affected Hon. Members and staff have been advised to self-isolate and follow the Ministry of Health guideleines with regard to management of Covid-19.” Reads part of the statement.

Further, the statement reads, “the wider county assembly of Bungoma fraternity is equally urged to self-isolate in the interest of the wider public.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Situma has advised members of the public to continue following all MoH protocols towards combating the spread of Covid-19.

The news come barely one week after the county boss, Wycliffe Wangamati disclosed his Coronavirus status.

While speaking at Matulo in Webuye West, during Mashujaa Day Celebrations on October 20, 2020, Governor Wangamati said he had been positive, a situation that forced him into self-isolation.

ALSO READ: Voters are to blame for divisive politics – Bungoma leaders

About the Author

Antony Nyongesa
I'm an avid reader, a novelist, producer and journalist with a nose for news. Mine is to tell the truth; truth and nothing but the truth.