The National Police Service officers in Isiolo County have received 168 litres of hand sanitizer from East African Breweries Limited as part of contribution towards curbing spread of Covid-19.
The Company was responding to government’s appeal for intervention from well-wishers to provide support to frontline essential service providers such as medics, and security men.
The Isiolo County Emergency Response Committee proposed that the brewers’ donation be given to County Police Commander, Joseph Kigen, who will distribute to his staff manning road blocks and stations.
Receiving the sanitizer on Thursday, the Isiolo Governor, Dr. Mohamed Kuti thanked all the donors who have responded to the County Emergency Team’s appeal for support, saying that the police are the frontline workers who needed care.
He added that the brewers’ sanitizers were pocket friendly that would also help other officers at road blocks and at police stations.
Dr. Kuti, however, appealed to the area people to ensure they used the facemasks properly and at all time, noting that 70 percent of them were not using the masks correctly.
The Isiolo County Commissioner, Herman Shambi said that night curfew would continue and the police would not spare anyone found roaming in town at night.
The EABL Eastern Region Manager, Collins Wachira said that his company would distribute the second phase of sanitizer to members of the public soon.
Wachira further said that the Company would distribute beer to the depots where people would easily have easy access instead of going to clubs that the government has closed down to avoid spread of Covid 19.
By Abduba Mamo/David Nduro