The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah is taking a break from his official duties following months of intense activity, Parliament's director of communication and public affairs Mr Chris Obore has said.
Obore was responding to speculation that the Speaker is critically ill and that there are plans of evacuating him for medical care.
“Following a year of intense political campaigns, keeping the Rt. Hon. Speaker away from home for months, he is making sometime to be with his family. This has been enabled by the new schedule of work at Parliament, where the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker take turns to conduct House business,” he said.
“In keeping with the Presidential guidelines on COVID-19, Parliament is, from the top leadership, scaling down physical presence at work. The Speaker advises the general public to observe the SOPs and keep safe,” he added in a statement.