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Two Kenyan MPs Test Positive For Coronavirus — Speaker

The speaker said another MP was taken ill but is now in stable condition, recuperating in the general wards.

Kenya’s Parliamentary Speaker Justin Muturi has confirmed that two lawmakers are being treated for Covid-19.

“Information available to the Office of the Speaker indicate that, we have two cases of the virus that have been reported among Members of Parliament,” Muturi in a communication to the House.

The speaker said that while the first MP has been discharged from hospital, another was taken ill but is now in stable condition, recuperating in the general wards.

“As of today, June 30, 2020, far from the speculations reported in the media and elsewhere, information available to the office of the speaker indicates that we have two cases of the virus that have been reported among members of parliament,” the Speaker said adding that medical details of individuals , including Members of Parliament, are confidential and ought to be treated as such.

“Additionally, the media should desist from sensationalizing the cases in Parliament as thought these cases were any different from the rest of the cases in the country,” he said.