The Kenya Association of Women in Tourism have taken the lead to mark the national hygiene day on sensitizing boda boda riders on the right way of hand washing and safety as a measure to fight Covid-19
The association distributed 500 face masks and liquid soap to boda boda riders at Kitale Museum on Wednesday to help them stay safe during this pandemic.
The Kenya Association’s Trans Nzoia Chapter Chairperson, Immaculate Kipyesang stated that boda boda riders were at a high risk of contracting the deadly virus.
“Boda boda riders are at a high risk of contracting coronavirus and we are asking them to follow the guidelines and directives issued by the Ministry of Health to fight the disease,” she said.
The association has donated a water tank and liquid soap to be placed at the drop off point of passengers at the Museum for them to wash their hands in a bid to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
The Trans Nzoia CEC Youth, Gender and Tourism, Aggrey Chemonges asked youth with skills in tailoring to venture into making face masks during this pandemic as a way of helping fight Covid-19 and generating income.
He asked them to form groups to benefit from government subsidized loans to start the business.
By Ngeiywa Mosobin/Pauline Ikanda