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Kiambu County staff and MCAs to undergo mandatory Covid-19 testing

By Clement Kamau
Saturday, July 25th, 2020
Kiambu Governor James Nyoro at a past function. Photo/PD/FILE
In summary
    • According to both governor James Nyoro and speaker Stephen Ndicho, the move is aimed at trying to contain and prevent the spread of the pandemic in the county.

Following the drastic upsurge of  Covid-19 positive cases in Kiambu county, all county workers, assembly staff, Members of the County Assembly, as well as members of the county executive, will have to undergo mandatory tests.

According to both governor James Nyoro and speaker Stephen Ndicho, the move is aimed at trying to contain and prevent the spread of the pandemic in the county.

Ndicho noted the curve is notoriously and stubbornly heading straight upwards with no signs of relenting.

Some staff from the county government are already quarantined after testing positive.

He said that it would, therefore, be necessary for all the staff of the county assembly and county government to undergo Covid-19 tests.

"The tests will form the basis of admittances into all the premise of work for the staff. It's noteworthy to learn that this is what is happening in all government institutions and consequently, the County Assembly can't afford to be left behind," he said.

Nyoro while threatening to close all eateries selling alcoholic beverages to customers also said that the testing was ongoing at the county headquarters.

"We are taking the fight into our offices and as we speak, members of the executive are all set to be tested through the process will be gradual," he told the media in Limuru.

He said that the rate at which the disease is spreading calls for tough measures and beseeched locals and Kenyans in general not to take the pandemic for granted.


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