Senate to hold first plenary sitting Tuesday

The Senate is set to hold its first plenary sitting on Tuesday, two weeks after suspending its calendar over the Coronavirus threat.

Senators are expected to receive weekly updates on the status of the war against Covid-19 which has so far killed one person and infected 50 others.

The Senate has been re-configured to sit a maximum of 28 Senators only until further notice, this the Senate says is to emphasize on social distancing aspect to control the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19.

The Senate Majority Leader and the Senate Minority Leader were requested to consult and designate the 28 Senators who shall attend Tuesday’s Senate Plenary sitting.

“Senators who are not part of the 28 designated Senators are requested not to come for the sitting as the 28 Senators shall be the only Senators who shall be allowed into the Chamber, and shall not, at any time during the sitting, be replaced by other Senators.”

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe Monday announced eight new cases of coronavirus disease bringing the total number of those who have tested positive of COVID-19 in the country to 50.

The plenary sitting comes amid growing concern over the health of dozens of MPs said to have come into contact with their Rabai constituency counterpart Kamoti Mwamkale who since been diagnosed with the virus.

Tests are being carried out on some 50 MPs and Parliamentary staff who may have had direct contact with the lawmaker.

The National Assembly is in the meantime mulling over the possibility of holding a special sitting to debate the economic stimulus package announced by the President.

According to the latest update, Nairobi is leading with 34 confirmed Covid-19 cases followed by Kilifi (6), Mombasa (3), Kajiado, Kwale and Kitui with one each.


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