Over 150 primary and secondary schools in Muhoroni sub-county yesterday received free sanitizers from Kibos and allied industries in a bid to reduce Covid-19 among the students.
Joyce Opondo, an official from the company said the sanitizers will be distributed in all the 176 schools in the area.
“Each school will receive 100 litres of sanitizer from the company. This will help the schools to contain and reduce the spread of the virus among the students,” she said.
She said the company had taken the move before re-opening of schools in January as a cooperate social responsibility and to ensure students are safe during learning.
Opondo said the sanitizers are 80 per cent alcoholic based as opposed to 60 per cent as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and therefore very effective.
She added that the company will later on roll out the exercise to other schools in the County before schools are re-open next year.
Chairman of Primary Schools in Muhoroni sub county Gladus Agutu commended the company for the good effort in helping the schools with sanitizers saying it will reduce the operational budget in respective institutions.
“We are very thankful to the company. This shows its willingness and commitment to help us when in dire need”, he said.
In attendance during presentation of sanitizers to schools was former Kisumu County Assembly majority leader Samuel Ong’ow among other leaders.
By John Ochanda