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Sugar Company donates Sh5.6 million worth of sanitiser

Coast Regional Commissioner Mr John Elungata has urged area residents to strictly observe the Covid-19 protocols to slow down the surging number of positivity cases during the third wave.

Elungata said it is of utmost importance for the members of the public to abide by the set health regulations such as hand washing, wearing facemasks and social distancing to curb further spread of the virus.

“It is absolutely necessary for Kenyans to follow all the protocols to protect their lives and safeguard public health,” said the Regional Commissioner.

Elungata was speaking at his Uhuru na Kazi office on Tuesday when he received a donation of hand sanitiser worth Sh5.6 million from Kibos Sugar Company.

The donation was presented by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kisumu based sugar company, Raju Singh Patel.

Elungata said taking precaution against contracting coronavirus disease was a personal responsibility and urged for total compliance to break the cycle of infections and defeat the deadly disease.

“While we urge wananchi to take personal responsibility, security agencies will mount a crackdown and arrest those violating health instructions,” he added.

The Regional Commissioner said the government is not letting down its guard stressing that there should be no room for complacency in the fight against Covid-19.

Elungata said the relevant authorities would remain vigilant to avert a lockdown which was experienced last year in the coastal city.

He lauded Kibos Company for the donation of 4000 boxes of hand sanitiser which he said will boost efforts to fight the further spread of the deadly disease in the region.

Elungata announced that the sanitiser will be distributed to the coastal counties of Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, Taita Taveta and Lamu with churches and mosques being major beneficiaries.

On his part, Kibos CEO urged Kenyans to adhere to the Ministry of Health Covid-19 protocols in order to stem down the spread of the deadly virus.

Patel said it is critical for all Kenyans to strictly respect the set health regulations such as personal hygiene, hand washing, wearing facemasks and social distancing to curb further spread of the virus.

Patel urged other well-wishers to come forward and assist vulnerable Kenyans who have been adversely affected since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease last year.

He said they have distributed over 600,000 litres of the hand sanitisers country wide since the beginning of the global pandemic.

By Mohamed Hassan

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