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MPs forced to follow parliamentary proceedings from outside for fear of Coronavirus (Photos)

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Members of Parliament were forced to follow proceedings from outside the parliamentary chambers in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

Only 53 MPs were allowed into the chambers as they kept the 1.5 metre social distancing.

The rest had their seats placed outside but within parliament compound, under a tent from where they followed the proceedings through large screens place in front of them.

However, Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo raised concerns that most of the MPs seated outside could not follow the proceedings properly or contribute.

“I suggest Parliament meets in Bomas or at an open field of a school. Most MPs sitting outside can not follow or contribute to proceedings inside,” she said.

This comes amid unconfirmed reports that a number of MPs had contracted the virus.

Several MPS mentioned in local dailies came out to deny the reports, saying their tests had returned negative.

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