Nyandarua County closed indefinitely after Covid-19 case confirmed
By Kiprotich Chepkoit
| July 21st 2020
The Nyandarua County Assembly has been closed indefinitely after confirmation of a Covid-19 case within the institution.
The Assembly Speaker Ndegwa Wahome said they are in full support of the staff infected to ensure that she recovers.
“We shall do everything possible to ensure that she gets the support and accord her the comfort and the peace that she needs at this time,” he said.
This revelation caused all members of the County Assembly Service Board to lead the way in testing, and all offices were fumigated.
All the staff and MCAs are scheduled to be tested on Wednesday and Thursday respectively this week Speaking at his office on Tuesday, the Speaker thanked the health workers in the County for the efforts that they have been putting in the fight the pandemic but blasted the County Executive for failure to pay the workers special allowances.
“We are however sad that these officers have not received anything but mistreatment,” he said.
He added, “We had approved Sh264 million that would cater for special allowances in the recent supplementary budget. President Uhuru Kenyatta had released Sh89 million, Sh31 million had been assigned to the County and five million shillings more had also been provided by the National Government to give impetus and motivation to the staff.”
He said the Assembly shall convene a meeting to discuss where the money has been going to.
“This matter is grave and we cannot afford to bury our heads in the sand. Otherwise, as a County, we shall be doomed since we are dealing with a storm and cannot afford to procrastinate when taking care of our health workers,” he concluded.
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