Members of the business community in Nyahururu Town have partnered with public health officers in the region to sensitize street families on the need to protect themselves from COVID-19.
This even as they continue to mount concern over the well-being of street families and the underprivileged who can do little to protect themselves from the pandemic.
During the exercise held at Nyahururu railway ground, public health officers sensitized the street families on safety tips that include maintaining social distance, washing hands regularly among others.
After the sensitization exercise, the over 50 street children were treated to generous meals.
Led by Francis Murigu, the business community members called on the National and County Governments to come up with precautionary measures to protect street families against COVID-19.
Murigu noted that street children are also part of the Country residents and and must be provided with hand sanitisers, masks and clean water.
He said they are a vulnerable lot since their job of picking and disposing garbage puts them at a high risk of exposing themselves to the virus.
James Ndugere a member of the street families, appealed for help, saying they have been neglected even as the Country puts in place measures to prevent the spread of the infectious disease.