(KDRTV)-The National Assembly and Senate sittings that were organized to be held this week has been deferred until further notice after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a cessation of movement in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area to halt the spread of the dreadful coronavirus
In a joint statement that was issued by the speaker of the national assembly and Speaker of the senate, Justin Muturi and Keneth Lusaka respectively revealed that parliament sittings have been suspended until further notice
“As you are aware, the two Houses of Parliament are both scheduled to hold Sittings in this
week… In the circumstances, it has therefore become necessary to inform you that it will not be possible to hold the Sittings of the Houses of Parliament as scheduled, until further notice,” reads the statement.
According to our previous reports, the senate was supposed to hold a sitting on Tuesday, April 7, while the National assembly was to have the same on Wednesday, April 8, 2020
However, the two speakers announced that consultations are ongoing how critical businesses before the houses can be transacted remotely during the hard times imposed by the dreadful coronavirus
“The Leadership of the two Houses is consulting and shall advise on the means by which urgent business that is before the Houses of Parliament shall be transacted remotely and
Members shall shortly be advised on this,” said the Speakers.
According to our source, the cessation of movement in the Nairobi Metropolitan areas will last for the next 2 days and this took effect today at 7.00 pm.
This came hours after the Ministry of Health declared Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale COVID-19 infected areas.
According to statistics, 82% of Kenya`s reported cases of COVID-19 have been from Nairobi Metropolitan area and 14 % from Kilifi, Kwale, and Mombasa counties
Kenya has so far confirmed six deaths from the world pandemic coronavirus