50 MPs Face Coronavirus Test After Colleague Tested Positive

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A number of MPs are set to undergo the coronavirus test after potentially coming into contact with an infected colleague.

According to reports, Rabai MP Kamoti Mwamkale who recently tested positive for the virus is believed to have come into contact with close to 50 MPs and parliament staff.

Among the MPs to be tested and subjected to mandatory quarantine are members of the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) and the Delegated Legislation Committee, both of which Mwamkale sits on. 38 lawmakers sit on the two committees.

Parliamentary staff attached to the committees will also be required to undergo the test.

Mwamkale tested positive for Covid-19 after reportedly coming into contact with infected Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi at the funeral of the late Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori on Monday, March 9.


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