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Fumigation at police stations in Mombasa begins

A private cleaning firm in Mombasa at the weekend started fumigating police stations in Mombasa to curb further spread of the novel coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.
Coast Cleaners and Gardeners Chief Executive Officer, Dickson Waweru, said they have decided to start fumigating police stations in Mombasa as their contribution towards stopping the spread of the novel covid-19.
”Very many people congregate at police stations hence the need to ensure that these places remain safe for all through disinfection,” he said.
The businessman said they are also sensitizing the security officers to observe strict hygiene standards since they come into regular contact with people in their daily engagements.
He said most cases are being concluded at the police stations following the recent directive by the Chief Justice, David Maraga.
“The usually congested court corridors are deserted and people are now crowing in police stations hence the need to disinfect them,” he said.
He made the remarks on Sunday at the Central Police Station in Mombasa Island when he led his staff members in fumigating the entire police station.
Waweru added that all police stations in the Sub- counties of Likoni, Nyali, Changamwe, Jomvu, Kisauni and Mtwapa will be fumigated.
”Police officers put their lives at risk and we have a duty to appreciate their efforts by ensuring that their places of work are free of the Coronavirus” said Waweru.
He said they will continue with the regular fumigation of police stations until the Ministry of Health declares that the coronavirus pandemic is under control.
The counties of Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi have started mass fumigation of places frequented by many people such as Likoni Ferry Crossing channel where automated spraying booths have been erected, Nyali Bridge and market places and streets.
Fumigation is a method of using a lethal gas to exterminate pests within an enclosed space.
By Hussein Abdullahi

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