The Kericho County Commissioner (CC), Moses Mbaruku has urged the well-off individuals and philanthropists in the country to come to the aid of the underprivileged in the society by donating kindly to help them overcome the effects of coronavirus pandemic.
Mbaruku made the appeal on Tuesday when he received a donation of 300 facemasks, 40 water containers to be used for hand washing and 40 cartons of soap from secondary schools’ principals in Kericho County to be distributed to the families and individuals badly affected by the negative effects of economic of Covi-19.
He called on Kenyans to help the government in combating the pandemic in their small way saying, “We welcome individuals who are willing to assist to come out and give their donations so people who have no means can be assisted to overcome the pandemic,” Mbaruku said.
Mbaruku promised that the donations would be distributed to the right and deserving cases in the county and that the materials that had been received to fight the pandemic would not be misappropriated.
The CC thanked the Kericho head teachers and principals who went out of their way to assist the less fortunate in the society in the war against the faceless disease that has by today April 28, claimed 14 lives and left another 374 persons infected in the country.
Mbaruku said that fumigation of streets and other high risk areas in the county such as market centers and bus centers would continue.
The Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA) Kericho branch Chairman, Dr. Daniel Chelule who was leading the group donation on behalf of the school principals from Kericho said that they would stand together with the national and county government to flatten the curve of covid-19.
He said that they were hopeful that the disease would soon dissipate and that the students would go back to school.
The health department of Kericho County led by Dr. Betty Langat said that they appreciated the gesture the principals have made in supporting the fight against the pandemic.
By Dominic Cheres