The Speaker of Kenya’s national assembly Justin Muturi has asked all lawmakers to go for voluntary coronavirus testing.
Muturi made the call on Thursday as MPs prepare to go on short recess to their constituencies.
To avoid further infections while the MPs prepare to visit their constituents, Mr. Muturi told the MPs to test first.
“Ensure that you observe social distancing too,” the Speaker told the House on Thursday.
Earlier in the day during sitting Wajir North MP Ahmed Abdisalan was ordered out of the chambers for walking in without a face mask.
Meanwhile local media has reported that two Kenyan lawmakers have tested positive for coronavirus.
A section of the media though reported that the number of MPs with the virus could be six.
Kenya has so far recorded almost 10,000 cases of the coronavirus with 152 deaths.
In countries like Ghana, all the MPs and their staffers were ordered to take compulsory testing.
Several MPs subsequently tested positive for the virus with some hospitalized.