Pnic gripped Parliament after it emerged that some MPs and staff could have come into close contact with the fourth patient confirmed to have contracted coronavirus.
Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen revealed during a debate on adjournment of the Senate sittings that some members of the House flew in the same plane with the patient.
‘In fact, there are some peo- ple who belong to this House and Parliament who were in the same flight with the fourth victim who has been announced by the CS,” Murkomen said.
“So, whereas 14 days may suffice, because two weeks as per our cal- endar, we would have gone on re- cess,” he said.
Senate adjourned for two weeks to assess the situation of the virus. Murkomen while moving the adjournment motion said workers who are paid per day, and who will be required to keep off work during this period, should be compensated to sustain themselves.
“Let us think about Kenyans in the Jua Kali (totaling to 14.9 mil- lion) who cannot afford to stay at home, or work from home, and even if they do, at the end of the day, they must interact with theend user, to be able to sell their products. How do we protect them from contracting the virus while still en- suring they earn a living?” He posed.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe yesterday announced con-firmation of the fourth case in the country since Friday when the first one was announced.
“The latest case was confirmed today at our National Influenza Laboratory. The patient traveled from Lon-don, United Kingdom,” Kagwe said during a press conference at Afya House.