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Kenya:Cabinet Secretaries’ tours called off due to Covid-19

March 16, 2021

By Samuel Ouma

Cabinet Committee chaired by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i said the visits had been suspended over the challenges imposed by the soaring Covid-19 cases.

The government of Kenya has been forced to cancel the Cabinet Secretaries’ planned field tour (CS).

The ministers were scheduled to inspect the national government development projects across four counties starting today (Tuesday).

However, In a statement sent to the media, the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee chaired by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i said the visits had been suspended over the challenges imposed by the soaring Covid-19 cases.

“Please note this week’s visits HAVE BEEN POSTPONED until further notice due to the prevailing Corona situation. You will be informed of the new dates once they’ve been confirmed,” read the statement.

According to the committee’s schedule, the Industrialisation CS Peter Munya was to head to Embu County, Tourism CS Najib Balala, Mombasa, Environment CS Keriako Tobiko, Kajiado Health CS Mutai Kagwe was to inspect projects in Kirinyaga County.

The visits’ goal was to assess the progress of the projects, identify challenges hampering the implementation of some of the projects and recommend appropriate solutions.

On Monday, Kenya registered a positivity rate of 16.2 percent in the wake of the third-wave of the novel virus.

Seven hundred thirty-one people tested positive for the disease on the same day, raising the caseload to 113,967.

The country also recorded five new deaths raising the death toll to 1918.

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