Uasin Gishu County Assembly has adjourned its sittings indefinitely amid the corona virus pandemic and as a compliance with the presidential directive that public gatherings and meetings be suspended.
Assembly’s Leader of Majority Josphat Lowoi who tabled the adjournment motion, said the move seeks to ensure the Members of County Assembly stay at home as it is being encouraged by the Government and health experts.
Lowoi said should any need for the emergency sitting arise, the assembly would be open for a recall adding that the move was in response to the presidential directive that government workers should work from home to stem the spread of the virus in the country.
The Assembly’s Deputy Chief Whip Gilbert Tenai, however, encouraged fellow MCA’s to ensure they help play a key role in sensitizing members of the public on preventive measures they need to adhere to while at home.
“As we go for recess, we are tasked with the responsibility of passing down information to the public and demystify misconceptions about Covid-19” Tenai said
The Speaker David Kiplagat presided over the sitting saying members will be called for special seating when urgent matters arise.
The MCA’s had resumed their sittings on Tuesday after the end of the 14-day adjournment period.
Earlier, Uasin Gishu County Assembly David Kiplagat had directed that going forward; they will only allow a maximum of 24 members in the chambers so as to ensure social distancing is observed.