Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has been replaced by Nominated Senator Sylvia Kasanga as the chair of the Senate ad hoc committee on Covid 19 situation in the country.
Kasanga served as vice chair of the committee that is mandated with oversight of the government’s response to the pandemic.
Sakaja resigned from the committee following his arraignment last week for breaching curfew orders.
The lawmaker was arrested drinking in a bar in Kilimani at 1 am two weeks ago.
Speaking outside the Kilimani Police Station after recording a statement, Sakaja apologised to Kenyans for flouting the government’s curfew orders.
“I take responsibility for having flouted the Covid-19 rules. I was outside my home past 9 pm. It is regrettable but all of us make mistakes,” he said.
The senator said he had decided to step down from his position in the committee in order to set an example and take responsibility for his actions.
The Senate house approved Bomet Senator Christopher Langat to replace Sakaja in the committee as a member.
Majority Whip Irungu Kangata also issued a notice of motion for approval of Langat’s appointment.
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