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Buspark and Matatus fumigated

The Homa-Bay County government has embarked on fumigating major bus parks within the county in an effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
County Water and Environment Executive Dickson Nyawinda and the director of Disaster Management Eliud Onyango launched the exercise at Homa-Bay town bus terminus on Friday .
Nyawinda said the exercise will also be rolled out in other bus parks in towns such as Mbita, Ndhiwa, Kendu Bay and Oyugis to minimise the spread of Covid-19.
Nyawinda stressed that the areas are transit points for passengers who travel between Kisumu, Kisii and Migori counties respectively.
He said that the county government has engaged public health officers who will use knapsack pumps to spray vehicles before they leave with passengers.
The CEC appealed to vehicle owners to cooperate with the officials for the success of the programme.
“Apart from fumigating vehicles, my department will also ensure hygiene is maintained around all major urban areas to prevent the spread of coronavirus,” he said.
At the same time, Nyawinda assured all residents that his department will maintain steady water supply to all homes to promote hand washing.
“Business owners are encouraged to have water and soap outside their premises to ensure their customers wash their hands,” Nyawinda said.
Homa-Bay Town Bus Park Vice-chairman Peter Odhiambo said PSVs are among things that promote fast spread of the disease.
Odhiambo added that the bus park attracts a lot of people who want to travel to different places thus promotes crowding.
“We have put in place several measures to prevent the disease from infecting us. Fumigation is a major achievements on the fight against coronavirus,” he said.
He reiterated that he will ensure all vehicle owners using the bus park encourage hand washing for their customers to prevent the disease from spreading.
By Dan Oduor/Davis Langat

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