Soy MP Caleb Kositany has rubbished claims that he is among the 17 legislators who have tested positive for Covid-19.
Through his Twitter handle, the lawmaker said he has not been tested for COVID-19 and the list circulating on social media is fake.
According to the North Rift MP, he is busy farming and he will make his COVID-19 results public when he does.
“Ignore this propaganda in the gutter press, about me having tested covid-19 +ve. İ have not gone for any test and when i do i will make my results public, am busy farming.” the legislator tweeted.
Kositany further urged his colleagues to make their results public.
“If any MP is covid-19 positive please go public about it, and go into quarantine,” Kositany added.
A report aired by KTN News on the evening of Tuesday, April 7 stated that the suspected MPs were believed to have travelled to the UK where they might have contracted the virus.However, Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has since stated that he could not substantiate or refute the allegations.
“You know testing was voluntary and this is very confidential. The doctors gave results to individual members who went for testing. I can only talk about myself because I did the testing here plus my security and my family. I know my results. I am negative.
“But for the rest of the members who have done the testing, they are being given their results as individuals, so the only person who would know is the individual who was tested and the Ministry of Health. I cannot speculate nor say that this has happened,” he articulated.
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi refuted the allegations stating that they were mere fabrications.
“It is not true. Results are given to individual members,” Muturi told Daily Nation.
Reports have since emerged alleging that the special sittings slotted by parliament for April 8 were cancelled for fear of infection.
National Assembly Minority Leader John Mbadi said the decision to cancel Wednesday’s special sitting was to allow MPs who participated in the voluntary testing to get their results.
Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria called upon Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe to act on the speculations that several legislators had tested positive for Covid-19.
“Dear CS Mutahi Kagwe. If its true 17 MPs have tested positive for Corona Virus, it is only fair you release the names so that Kenyans who have interacted with them can rush for testing,” Kuria stated.
Yesterday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed 14 more new cases, bringing the total of those infected locally to 172.So far six people have succumbed to the disease while four have recovered.