Corona: County boss suspends traditional ceremonies

County Commissioner directs that all offices be fitted with hand sanitizers

By Albert Lemomo

Kajiado County Commissioner Joshua Nkanatha has directed all government departments to scale down their human capital, maintain high levels of hygiene in their work spaces, and avail hand sanitizers to staff as well as members of the public in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

“Following a presidential executive order that we protect and maintain the security and health status of all government employees and citizens, I hereby direct that the heads of department design a befitting programme for all their staff to ensure that we don’t have congestion in offices to minimise human contact so that we can slow down the spread of Covid-19,” Nkanatha said.

The CC has also directed that all offices be fitted with hand sanitizers to ensure that a clean environment is maintained. “I am directing that all government offices be fitted with sanitizers so that we and the people that we serve can clean hands frequently to avoid contracting the disease,” he said.

Nkanatha has also suspended all traditional ceremonies in Kajiado County for a month. “I have directed that the ongoing traditional manyatta  ceremonies at Dalalekutuk, Lodokilani, Magadi and all others be cancelled with immediate effect for a period of one month pending further directions.”

The directive comes days after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the closure of all learning institutions to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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