Kakamega’s Deputy County Police Commander (DCPC) Ngalia Ndaya has cautioned against holding tournaments within learning institutions citing high risk of spreading covid-19 disease amongst learners.
Ndaya discouraged spectators from attending football tournaments during the festive season in line with anti covid-19 protocols.
He was speaking during a County Area Advisory Council (CAAC) on children welfare meeting at a Kakamega hotel on Wednesday.
“School administrators should discourage sporting events within school compounds to protect learners from contracting coronavirus,” he said.
The DCPC added that public transport is one of the means of exposing travellers to the virus and urged public service vehicles operators to enforce anti-Covid-19 rules, further cautioning matatu operators against flouting the protocols outlined by the Ministry of Health, due to the heavy consequences to individual travellers and the transport industry.
The County Coordinator of Children Services (CCCS) Masika Wasike urged the caregivers to only allow children with Covid-19 certificates in rehabilitation centres.
Wasike also appealed to prison authorities to ensure that the children are tested at the remand before being sent to children homes and other rehabilitation centres.
By Sammy Mwibanda