Government Releases Free Sanitisers to Residents

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    Murang'a Governor Mwangi wa Iria at a past function on January 21, 2019.
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  • On Monday 30 March 2020, Muranga County received 4,000 litres of free sanitizers. 

    Murang'a County Commissioner Mohammed Barre who received the sanitisers said they will be distributed in all public places. 

     The sanitisers shall be distributed in areas with high foot traffic such as hospitals, markets and matatu terminus.

    Murang’a County Commissioner Mohammed Barre (middle) recieves free government sanitiser
    Murang’a County Commissioner Mohammed Barre (middle) recieves free government sanitiser on March 30,2020.
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    The commissioner asked the residents to use the sanitizers prudently and urged them to frequently wash their hands to maintain a high level of hygiene.

    Kenya Breweries Limited in partnership with Kenya Pipeline Corporation donated the sanitisers following a government directive. 

    On March 19  Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua instructed members of the multi-agency team putting in place measures against the virus to urgently identify all ethanol held under any offences at ports of entry and customs zones.

    “The government is desirous of distributing affordable sanitisers to the general public. To this end, corporations in the oil industry have volunteered to produce alcohol-based sanitizers for distribution for free to the general public,” Mr Kinyua said

    “KPC will liaise with the oil industry players, who have expressed willingness to produce the sanitisers, for the expedited manufacture and distribution.”

    Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua in his office.
    Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua in his office.
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    The World Health Organization (WHO) had recommended cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitisers in a bid to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

    With Kenya having 50 confirmed case of the virus as of March 30, the national government in collaboration with various county governments are implementing a raft of preventive measures aimed at containing a bigger section of the population being infected with the virus and overwhelming the health capacity in the country.

    Ethanol is a key component in alcohol and alcohol-based sanitisers have become a scarce commodity in the county owing to the high demand.