Two Kenyan Members of Parliament were on Tuesday ordered out of the chambers after they were reported to have taken a recent trip to London, United Kingdom.
2 Kenyan MPs on mandatory 14-day self-quarantine
The 2 were ordered out of parliament chambers
The MPs, Naomi Shaban (Taveta) and Adan Keynan (Eldas) were outed by Majority Leader Adan Duale and Endebes MP Robert Pukose.
Duale confirmed that Shaban was part of the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) delegation that travelled to UK on official duty yet had reported to the House session shortly after returning to the country.
MP Pukose who pointed out that their presence in the house was a danger to all members present, called for the MPs to be ejected from the House.
Speaker Justin Muturi proceeded to order the MPs out urging all other who have recently travelled abroad to observe the 14-day mandatory self-quarantine.
Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen is on record calling for MPs to be tested for the virus after interacting with their colleagues who travelled broad.
CS Kagwe statement
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Tuesday warned all Kenyan citizens and residents who travel to countries with confirmed cases of Coronavirus to observe the public health orders outlined once they return to the country.
He added that violation of the 14-day self-quarantine order may result in a jail term or heavy fines.
"On March 15, President Uhuru Kenyatta directed a number of measures including a travel ban on individuals from any country with confirmed cases of Coronavirus allowing only Kenyan citizens and residents with valid permits to come into the country provided that they proceed to self-quarantine or a government quarantine facility.
"When the Public Health Act has been invoked, quarantine is not a voluntary measure it is a mandatory measure which can lead to fine and a jail sentence. This measure at the airport is going to be instituted further by making those travelling into the country swear a legal document stating that they will comply with what they are supposed to do," he warned.
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