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Painter to cycles across 25 counties to raise awareness on Covid-19 

Fredrick Ochieng Otieno, 28 year old painter by profession from Marsabit County has embarked on a sensitization expedition using a bicycle commonly known as ‘Black Mamba’ to 25 counties of Kenya.

Otieno aims to sensitize Kenyans on the Coronavirus disease and the need to observe health protocols prescribed by the Ministry of Health. He intends to cover 105 kilometers in a day.

He was received today in the Tana River County by the County Commissioner, Mbogai Rioba, wh

The Tana River County Commissioner Mbogai Rioba flags off Fredrick Otieno. Photo by Sadik Hassan

o flagged off Otieno’s campaign to his next destination. “I intend to visit and sensitize 25 counties for two months. My journey starts in Tana River County and will end up in Turkana County,” said Otieno. Otieno added that it his patriotic duty as a Kenyan to sensitize the public on coronavirus and the work is not a preserve of the Health Ministry and County Government alone.

He urged Kenyans to adhere to the health protocols and to wear face masks and Covid-19 pandemic would be contained.

The County Commissioner lauded Otieno’s efforts of creating awareness and exhorted Tana River residents to follow laid down regulations by the Ministry of Health.

Otieno has already covered 14 counties in his sensitization drive from Marsabit to Busia County.  The use of the ‘black mamba’ bicycle according to Otieno is to symbolize that Coronavirus disease doesn’t discriminate.

By Sadik Hassan

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