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Bomet Senator Langat Replaces Sakaja As Chairman of Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Covid-19

Bomet Senator Christopher Langat (Courtesy)

Bomet Senator Christopher Andrew Langat has replaced Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja as the chairman of Senate Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19.

According to Star, this was confirmed by the Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata through a motion of approval.

“The I’s have it,” Senate speaker Ken Lusaka said after a majority approved the nomination.

Last week, Sakaja was forced to resign as the chairman of the Senate Adhoc Committee on COVID-19 following his controversial arrest.

Read: Sakaja Forced To Resign As Chairman of Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Covid-19

“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.

This was after he faced backlash following his arrest on Saturday for flouting COVID-19 guidelines that bar people from drinking alcohol at nightclubs and prevent citizens from being outside after 9 PM and before 4AM.

Sakaja who chaired the Senate ad hoc committee on Covid-19 was arrested on Saturday morning at Ladies Lounge with three others.

Read Also: Nairobi Senator Sakaja Formally Writes To Speaker Lusaka Resigning From Ad-hoc Committee On Covid-19

He formally wrote to the Speaker Ken Lusaka on July 21, 2020 tendering his resignation.

“I hereby tender my resignation as the chairman and a member of the Senate Ad hoc committee on Covid-19,” the letter read in part.

Before that, he had appeared before chief magistrate Roselyne Onganya where he pleaded guilty to flouting COVID-19 rules on July 18 at 0100 hours at Ladies lounge bar along Dennis Pritt Road in Kilimani.

He was slapped with a Sh15,000 fine which he has apparently paid already or serve three months behind bars.

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Written by Mercy Auma

Passionate about human interest stories and politics. Email news@kahawatungu.com

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