Nandi County Assembly Forum (CAF) Secretary General, Kipkirui Chepkwony. PHOTO|COURTESY
Nandi County Assembly has pushed its sittings for another two weeks owing to increasing cases of Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
Two weeks ago, the assembly suspended its sittings and was set to resume on March 29 but the date has been moved to April 14.
The County Assembly Forum (CAF) Secretary General Kipkirui Chepkwony said the decision was made to give focus to curbing the spread of the deadly virus.
“Most counties have not instituted County Health Emergency Committee to work with the National Government, and we this call upon the assemblies to put in place the crucial aspects as required by the health ministry,” said Mr Chepkwony.
Chepkwony asked ward representatives to be on standby to respond to emergency calls requiring them to pass health bills that relate to the fight against Covid-19.
“Following the directive by the Ministry of Health that 20 public schools be identified and set up as isolation centres in every county, we need to cascade the County Emergency Committes to the wards so that health services are dispensed efficiently from the national level,” said Chepkwony who is also the ward representative for Tindiret.