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Kenya MPs Asked To Return Allowance After New York Trip Denounced Over Coronvairus

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Kenya MPs Ask To Return Allowance After New York Trip Denounced Over Coronvairus

KDRTV has confirmed reports that the Kenyan Members of the National Assembly have been asked to return allowances allocated for their trip to New York to attend the United Nations meeting on gender equality

The trip was canceled by the National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi over fears of coronavirus

Consequently, the lawmakers who had received the per diem to attend the meeting were asked to refund the funds they had received ahead of the trip

The two-week annual meeting is focused on promoting gender equality and the women empowerment is usually attended by thousands of people drawn from various parts of the world

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However, the concerned organizing committee had scaled that event for one day amid fears of the coronavirus

The commission has also acted upon the direction of the U.N Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and has since scrapped general debate and dozens of side events quoting that the full meeting would be done on a later date

In a letter on Friday to U.N member states from the chair of the commission, Guterres had “also strongly recommended that capital-based representatives refrain from traveling to headquarters.”

The coronavirus that had emerged from Chinese province Hubei, has since spread to about 60 countries across the globe

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