The Government has distributed 5,000 face masks and 605 food stuffs to the vulnerable in support of the fight against the spread of Covid-19 in Kitale.
Speaking during the unveiling of the food stuffs at Kitale agricultural offices over the weekend, Devolution and ASALS Cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa said the Government remains committed to supporting Kenyans affected by the effects of Covid 19.
“The Government is concerned about those affected economically and socially by this pandemic and we will do our best to make every Kenyan join in the fight against Covid-19,” he said.
He however asked Kenyans to help the Government fight coronavirus by adhering to laid down guidelines that include wearing masks and keeping social distance.
According to Wamalwa, the Government will also continue to implement development projects across the Country despite the effects of the deadly disease.
Trans Nzoia CEC Agriculture Mary Nzomo urged women to put up kitchen gardens to help boost food security at family level to supplement government support.
“I want to urge my fellow women in this county to venture in kitchen gardens to sustain their need during Covid-19 pandemic period,” she said.
Kitale Municipal chairman Martin Waliaula urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to open up the economy saying businesses have collapsed and Kenyans are suffering.
He called on the business people to adhere to Covid-19 preventive protocols to help curb the spread of the deadly corona virus.
Trans Nzoia County Commissioner Samson Ojwang reminded public vehicles operators that their license will be cancelled if they are found breaking the laid down rules and regulations on Covid-19.
“I am warning matatu operators overloading their vehicles contrary to the Covid 19 regulations that the government will firmly deal with them,” he said during the distribution of food stuffs at Mabonde village in Kiminini sub county
At least 600 households across the county have benefited from the foodstuffs distributed over the weekend by the leaders.