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Government boosts support to the vulnerable

The  Trans Nzoia County Commissioner, Samson  Ojwang  speaking during the distribution of food stuffs at Mabonde location, Kiminini sub county on Sunday July 5, 2020. Photo by Ngeywa Mosobin/KNA.

The  government has distributed 5,000 face masks and 605 food stuffs to the vulnerable in a bid to help fight Covid-19 in Kitale.

Speaking  during the unveiling of the food stuffs at Kitale agricultural offices over  the  on Sunday, the Devolution and ASALs  Cabinet Secretary (CS),  Eugene Wamalwa  said the government is committed to supporting Kenyans affected by the effects of Covid 19.

“The government has concern to those affected economically and socially by this pandemic and we will do our best to make every Kenyan join in the fight against Covid-19,” he said.

He however, asked Kenyans to help the government fight coronavirus by adhering to laid down guidelines that include wearing masks and keeping social distance.

According to Wamalwa, the government is also committed to implement development projects despite the effects of the deadly disease.

The Trans Nzoia CEC Agriculture, Mary Nzomo urged women to put up kitchen gardens to help boost food security at family level to supplement government support.

“I want to urge my fellow women in this county to venture in kitchen gardens to sustain their need during Covid-19 pandemic period,” she said.

The  Kitale Municipal Chairman, Martin Waliaula asked the government to open up the economy saying many businesses had collapsed making many of them vulnerable.

“I want to ask H.E the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta to open the country now that the economy is really deteriorating,” he said

He called on the business people to adhere to Covid-19 preventive protocols to help curb the spread of the deadly corona virus.

The  Trans Nzoia County Commissioner (CC), Samson Ojwang reminded public vehicles operators that their license will be cancelled if they are found breaking rules and regulation placed by the ministry of health in the fight against Covid-19.

“I am warning matatu operators overloading their vehicles contrary to the Covid 19 regulations that the government will firmly deal with them,” he said during the distribution of food stuffs at Mabonde village in Kiminini sub county.

At  least 600 households across the county have benefited from the foodstuffs distributed over the weekend by the leaders.

By  Pauline Ikanda

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