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Local NGO donates 50 tanks in war against Covid-19

The tanks will be distributed to areas that have got high population including markets, bus terminus, juakali and at the Namanga One Stop Border post

By Albert Lemomo

The County Government of Kajiado has received a major boost in its endeavor to curb the spread of novel coronavirus, after receiving 50 water tanks from a local non-governmental organization (NGO).

The donations by Direct Aid Africa shall be installed among highly populated areas as well as areas that have reported positive cases of the virus.

According to the Chairman of the Kajiado County Emergency Committee, Daniel Kanchori the items will go long away in reducing the spread of the virus among the hugely populated areas.

“We are grateful as a County government to see that we are not alone in this fight against Covid-19,” he said.

The tanks will be distributed to areas that have got high population including markets, bus terminus, juakali and at the Namanga One Stop Border post.

Furthermore, the Committee Chair called upon the National government, corporates within Kajiado County and private citizens to come forward and provide help to the much affected communities to mitigate the pains of Covid-19.

“As a County government, we are at the forefront to ensure that we take all the required measures to cushion our residents from the hurtful situations of Covid-19 whereby we have tasked our technical training institutes to embark on making masks and sanitizers that shall and are currently being distributed to the residents of the County.

“It is therefore important that even the companies that operate in our county, be part of our cause, by ensuring that they are undertaking their corporate social responsibilities.”

On his part, Kajiado County Direct Africa coordinator Ibrahim Hassan has called upon the county residents to continue abiding by the Ministry of Health guidelines on combating the spread of Covid-19.

“As an organization, we have taken the initiative to support our government in mitigating the spread of Covid-19 because in recent days we have seen positive cases for Covid-19 rising, especially within our county therefore it is important to support each other to ensure that our communities live in a safe and sound environment and cut the spread of the disease.”

Recently the organization distributed food stuffs to 212 families that have been adversely affected by Covid 19 pandemic.

Mr Hassan also cautioned Muslim faithful to ensure that they adhere to the government directives as they observe the final days of Ramadhan.

“Most of our community members have got the tradition of celebrating together Eid-IL-Fitr as a tradition however this time would be different because the mosques and churches have all been shut down due to coronavirus therefore it is important that we remain aware of the threat that the disease poses and I am urging that we celebrate in accordance with the guidelines even during the time that we are breaking fasts in the evenings to ensure that we maintain the required 2 meter social distance as required and we shall defeat the virus,” Ibrahim added.

Leonard Munyeke ,26, a mechanic at the Juakali workshop in Kajiado has welcomed the move stating that the aid of tanks will go a long way in protecting the public.

“In our workshop we are more than 200 youths and every day we receive customers who want us to repair their cars therefore we are very risky community because we don’t know where our clients have been before they come into contact with us therefore having such aids of tanks and masks will enable us undertake our duties without fear of contracting the disease and the best part the tanks are automatically operated by the leg to release water flow therefore it reduces the risk of transmitting the disease further,” a grateful Munyeke said.

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