In a rather unusual statement Elgeyo Marakwet Senetor Kipchumba Murkomen has called for the Ministry of health to ban hand shaking, hugging and Kissing in Kenya as a measure to prevent COVID-19 comonly known as Coronavirus.
He also called for the president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto to be prevented from shaking hands .
He asked for all state visitors to statehouse and other offices to be tested before meeting the President. The legislature who has been vocal on issues regarding sincerity of BBI meetings noted that protection and prevention of Coronavirus into the country is a matter of National Security.
“Shaking of hands,hugging & kissing in Kenya should be banned by the Ministry of health to deal with COVID-19 . The President should be prevented from shaking hands&all visitors to statehouse or other offices should tested before meeting the President.This is a matter of National Security” He stated.
In a series of twitter messages he went on and stated. “The same should apply to the Deputy President and other state officers.” Murkomen tweeted
“The managers of our schools, universities, churches and other public facilities should be taken through the preventive measures against” his tweet read
Shaking of hands,hugging&kissing in Kenya should be banned by the @MOH_Kenya to deal with #Covid_19 . The President should be prevented from shaking hands&all visitors to statehouse or other offices should tested before meeting the President.This is a matter of National Security.
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) March 4, 2020
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Kenya has been on a higher alert ever since a Chinese plane carrying 239 passengers arrived in the country. The passengers on the plane were asked to self-quarantine themselves for a period of 14 days. This did not sit well with Kenyans and caused uproar among Kenyans.