Police in Makueni County have been directed to arrest civil servants who flout government covid-19 guidelines.
The public outcry comes at a time when some civil servants have allegedly been found drinking in bars across the county contrary to the government covid-19 guidelines.
Giving the directive, the Makueni County Commissioner (CC), Maalim Mohammed urged the police to enforce the law without taking into consideration the status of the persons they meet in the bars.
“Our Sub-County Police Commander, can you go back to the drawing board, ensure you enforce government directives. Let us not give regard to whom you will meet in the bar. Nobody will be spared I can assure you because I am told some of our leaders are the ones leading by giving bad example. Our strong message is this, if we don’t get hold of you as a government officer, I will sack you and be arraigned in court,” said Mohammed, while addressing youths at Mikuyuni Secondary School in Kibwezi Sub-county where he launched the Interlocking Stabilised Soil Blocks (ISSB) production as a legacy project for Kazi Mtaani programme on Monday.
Consequently, Mohammed warned that the government will take stern measures against individuals who are stigmatising people who have contracted the coronavirus especially in the social media.
He challenged them to avoid this and instead asked them to spare their energies in educating Kenyans on how to combat the covid-19 pandemic.
On ISSB, the administrator said that the youths will be trained on the technology to produce 500,000 blocks that will be cheaper and cost effective in constructing classrooms, laboratories and dormitories besides other amenities at the school.
He further said the ISSB technology will go a long way in conserving the environment since we do not need to burn the blocks but rather dry them in the sun which is in plenty in the area.
“Therefore by using these blocks, we are going to achieve a lot in terms of cost cutting, environmental conservation and time management. Our youths will be trained on this technology as they earn a living for themselves,” he said.
Speaking at the same event, the Makueni County Director of Housing, Rodgers Wakhungu said that three Hydraform machines will be availed at the School whereby each 3,000 blocks will be produced per day.
“Three machines will be used to train the youths. Each machine can produce 1000 blocks per day,” said Wakhungu.
The Kibwezi Sub-county Director of Education, Kennedy Machora said that the ISSB technology will go a long way in cutting the cost of construction at the school.
By Patrick Nyakundi