President Uhuru Kenyatta has bowed to pressure on calls for him to act on the coronavirus and substituted a committee through a statement issued today, 28th February 2020, at State House in Nairobi.
President Uhuru noted that the Coronavirus Outbreak has manifested internationally across multiple continents with escalating numbers of new cases reported in different, isolated countries and through varied travel mediums.
The President has noted that there is a significant threat arising from the potential spread of the coronavirus to Kenya from Countries that have new and ongoing outbreaks of the pneumatic disease.
President Uhuru has noted that it is only prudent that a framework be established to upscale and co-ordinate Kenya’s preparedness and national response to the coronavirus threat upon which he has ordered for the following:
That the National Emergency Response Committee shall be constituted led as follows:
Cabinet Secretary for Health
Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs
CS for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development & Public
CS for Defence
CS for ICT, Innovation & Youth Affairs
Chairperson Health Committee, Council of Governors
Principal Secretary, Interior & Citizen services
Chief of Staff, Office of the President
Principal Administrative Secretary, Office of the President
Principal Secretary, Health
Principal Secretary, The National Treasury
Principal Secretary, Foreign Affairs
Principal Secretary, Transport
Principal Secretary Telecommunications & Broadcasting
Director-General, Media Services
Director-General of Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
Director of Medical Services, Kenya Defence Forces
Director of Public Health