Uasin Gishu County MCAs and staff members have been given a 21-days compulsory leave after it emerged that Huruma Ward MCA Peter Chomba succumbed to Covid-19.
Chomba collapsed and died as he was being treated at the Eldoret hospital on Saturday, 10th October.
In an internal memo dated, 17th October 2020, the Assembly Clerk Shadrack Choge said the compulsory leave will start from Monday, 19th October to 6th November.
“This decision was informed by the Covid-19 test that was done on the deceased and it was confirmed to be positive,” read part of the memo.
The Assembly Clerk further urged MCAs and staff to observe the Ministry of Health guidelines on prevention of spread of coronavirus.
Addressing the press, on Sunday, 18th October County Assembly Speaker David Kiplagat said an autopsy report showed Chomba died of Covid-19.
Kiplangat further said that all MCAs and staff members will undergo mandatory Covid-19 tests before proceeding to self-isolation.
“We wish to inform residents of Uasin Gishu and the public that we have received the official results of a postmortem that was conducted on the deceased from the family, which confirmed that the cause of death was Covid-19. In light of this information, Uasin Gishu County Assembly has commenced testing of all Honourable Members and Staff,” said Kiplangat.
Chomba’s burial arrangements are on going and will be laid to rest on Wednesday, 21st October 2020.