Narok County Senator Ledama Ole Kina has asked Parliament to surrender all its international and local trips budget to help in combating coronavirus pandemic.
Taking to his official twitter account on Wednesday morning, the ODM lawmaker said the Ksh 200 million donated by the senate on Tuesday is no enough.
He suggested that should the money be surrendered by the parliament, it should be divided amongst the 47 counties to modernize open air markets and isolation centers.
“Parliament should surrender all its budget for international/local trips to combat #COVID19KE Ksh 200M donates by senate is nothing!The money should be divided amongst 47 counties to modernize open air markets/isolation centers! No to food ratios it won’t help!” he tweeted.
The vocal lawmaker further asked the executive and the judiciary to also surrender all of their budgets for international and local trips, to be used for the same purpose.
He says that people should be independent, rather than just depending on hand outs, since Kenya is an industrious nation.
“The executive/judiciary should also surrender all its budgets for international and local trips! What we want is our people to be independent not Dependent on hand outs! We are an industrious nation not beggars! I say no to food ratios make their working environment #COVID19 free,” he added.
The Senate on Tuesday afternoon surrendered Sh200 million from its budget to aid in the fight against the now most dreaded coronavirus disease.
The announcement was made by Speaker Kenneth Lusaka when the lawmakers reconvened after a two-week break.
The speaker said the house has yielded the cash from the Senate budget allocation in the current financial year, to aid in the efforts of the government to fight the disease.
He said the decision was made by a Senate Business Committee during its sitting on Monday to support the government’s efforts to combat the virus.
Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi said the nine were from 234 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
She said 1,160 people who have come into contact with the positive cases are being monitored.
Mwangangi also said the government will use boarding schools as isolation for testing and treating coronavirus patients should the situation get worse.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish it. You can also contact us at email@example.com