MPs take break to welcome Pope to Kenya
20 November 2015, 12:41
Nairobi - MPs will take a two day break to help them attend Pope Francis' visit to the country, it has been announced.
Speaker Justin Muturi has already proposed that MPs take the break on Wednesday and Thursday to allow them attend together with Kenyans, the Pope's visit to the country.
" The Majority whip should move a motion Tuesday to exclude the house from meeting Wednesday and Thursday to allow members attend the Pope's visit," Muturi said.
The Pope will arrive in the country Wednesday and leave Friday evening for Uganda.
He will meet President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday before holding a major mass at the University of Nairobi grounds Thursday.
The Pope will then hold another mass on Friday in Kangemi slums where he will also adress youth.
There is likely to be a public holiday on both Wednesday and Thursday, with the government saying that it is likely to be the case thanks to the delays and congestion in the city.
" We are looking at it at the moment. We are considering how easy or hard it will be for the events to take place without interference to employers then we decide," State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu said.
The Pope will be making his first trip to Africa during the visit.
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