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Bungoma County Prepares Covid 19 Masks

The Bungoma County government through Wekelekha Vocational Training Centre has kicked off local production of facemasks.
The facemasks will, once ready be distributed across the county in a bid to ensure that residents protect themselves from the novel Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati, the centre will be making up to 10,000 facemasks per week.
He said one advantage will be that the masks are reusable after washing and sanitising, a fact that responds to the challenge of costs associated with the disposable ones.
Branded “Made in Bungoma” and with certification from Kenya Bureau of Standards , the masks will be given out for free to boda boda riders, mama mboga sellers, matatu operators as well as county government employees.
Wekelekha is one of the 10 Vocational Training Centres being upgraded into Centres of Excellence as part of Governor Wangamati’s push to up-scale the training of technical skills in the County.
In January this year, the Centre started making county uniforms, including those for nurses, ward administrators, sub county administrators and enforcement officers.
On Tuesday, March 7, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe while confirming the new 14 cases, warned Kenyans of tougher times ahead, as the numbers are expected to grow, should Kenyans fail to adhere to measures put forward by the government to contain the virus.
By Roseland Lumwamu

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