Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi is expected to chair a parliament session with 53 members who are aged below 58 years old today. The parliament will discuss the various measures that the government has been taking in dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic.
This number is a result of observing the measures issued by the ministry of health in dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic in the country. The national is resuming sessions after a recess of one month.
Rigathi Gachagua the Mathira member of the national assembly said that the parliament would discuss on how to lessen the burden for the members of the republic of Kenya. The also expect to get an intensive report from the health committee.
“Our goal is to work on the measures that will lessen the burden for the citizens during this hard time of dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic in the country.”
Irungu Kang’ata said among the main issues on the list to be discussed are the salary reductions and discuss the access and affordability of the face masks among the citizens of the Republic of Kenya. The government is set to budget for sh. 40 billion. The senator is among the members of the national assembly who proposes the money to be sent to citizens Mpesa.
Pandemic Solutions proposed
“Everything is done by the law, that’s why we have to support the ministry by making all the proposals to become laws.”
The cabinet secretary for health Mutahi Kagwe on Monday during the daily briefing on the COVID-19 Pandemic heavily defended the members of the parliament who were attacked by the members of the public over alleged laxity during coronavirus crisis. The attacks mainly emanated from the social media platform users. The minister insisted that all the moves that the government was making the parliamentarians were aware of and very supportive.
Kenya has recorded 208 cases of the novel corona virus infection as at Monday 13 April 2020. The good news is that 40 people have recovered. Sadly, 9 people have succumbed to the COVID-19 in the country.