Kirinyaga County Government has received a boost in its war against the coronavirus after well-wishers and the National Government donated face masks and other related items.
Other items presented to Governor Anne Waiguru, included bar soaps, detergents, and water tanks.
Bidco Company donated three water tanks and promised to bring an additional 97 to make their contribution to the war to 100 such tanks.
The Mt. Kenya regional manager for Bidco, Mugera Murimi said the extra tanks will be delivered to the county soonest possible.
He said it was in line with his company’s Corporate Social Responsibility that the donations were presented to the county.
While receiving the donations, Waiguru said the National Government had brought in 10,000 face masks which will be distributed to the various health facilities in the area and the boda boda sector.
“Out the 10,000 masks, the health sector will receive 5,000 while a similar number will be distributed to the boda boda operators and mama mbogas who are exposed on daily basis due to the nature of their business,” she added.
She said the move would supplement the 1,000 masks the county was producing daily.
The governor added that due to the goodwill her administration enjoys from various circles, other well-wishers like the Kenya Pipeline have since promised to make their contributions towards the fight against the pandemic in the county.
Waiguru also tasked various MCAs in the distribution of the items to ensure as many residents as possible who live in the rural areas received these crucial protective devices.
During the occasion, the governor was accompanied by MCAs, John Gitari, Maurine Muthoni, Kefa Kariuki, Lucy Njeri, Beatrice Mitaru , Fredrick Bundi, Patrick Chomba, and Antony Munene.
Mitaru a first timer in the county politics represents people with disabilities at the Kirinyaga County Assembly.
By Irungu Mwangi