An MP was on Tuesday, 17th March, forced to leave the National Assembly chambers in Nairobi after his colleagues suspected he could be carrying the dreaded coronavirus disease.

Eldas MP Adan Keynan was ordered by Speaker Justice Muturi to exit the premises immediately.

The legislator had just arrived from London, making other members protest his entry into Parliament Buildings.

They claimed that the MP was exposing them to the global pandemic as he had disobeyed a government order requiring anyone who recently arrived back in the country from abroad to avoid meeting other people immediately

Heath Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has insisted that it is mandatory for anyone allowed into Kenya to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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At least two of the four people who have tested positive of Covid-19 in are said to have passed through London on their to Nairobi.

In the meantime, both the National Assembly and the Senate have adjourned their sittings until April 10.

The lawmakers were complying with the government’s order that banned all gatherings.

Before accessing the Parliament Buildings today, every legislator went through a checkup to ascertain that they were medically fit.

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