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Government set to establish a screening centre

The government is working on logistics that will see the establishment of a screening centre for people entering Kenya through Suam border point in Trans Nzoia County.

Trans Nzoia County Commissioner Samson Ojwang, on Saturday told reporters in Kitale that his office is working with that of the county government to quickly establish a centre that will check people crossing the border from Uganda to safeguard against the spread of Ebola.

This follows an alert on the death of one person from Uganda who was confirmed to have died of the deadly disease.

“We are working on logistics, we need money to put up a centre, and all screening materials for us to start the exercise,” he said.

He allayed fears that the government had no plans of establishing a centre adding that plans are at advanced stage to start screening all people passing through the border.

Residents had raised concern over lack of a screening centre which they said could lead to the spread of the disease to Kenya.

Ojwang said that his office is working closely with the department of health and are working on logistics to begin the exercise.

By Pauline Ikanda


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