Kilifi County Assembly closed after staff tests positive for Covid-19

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By Mourice Seretta   

Kilifi County Assembly is the latest to be closed down for fourteen days after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19.

The Assembly’s County Speaker Jimmy Kahindi, Clerk Michael Ngala and Majority Leader Kadenge Mwathethe Tuesday asked all Members of County Assembly (MCAs) and staff members to go for voluntary testing and self-quarantine.

“The assembly and the chambers shall be fumigated during the time of closure. I urge residents of Kilifi County to be vigilant and follow the Ministry of Health guidelines and Covid-19 prevention protocols.” Kahindi said.

Several county assemblies have been closing as Covid-19 cases are registered as only last Wednesday, the Kakamega county government headquarters was closed for a week following a surge in Covid-19 infections.

Kericho county assembly also suspended operations for 15 days after one staffer tested positive for the coronavirus with Machakos County Assembly speaker Florence Mwangangi testing positive for Covid-19.

In Machakos, the County Speaker, who is also the mother of Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi, went into self-quarantine after she tested positive.

Mwangangi said she had resolved to have all the county staff get tested after one of her colleagues started exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

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