Tea buying companies in Bomet County have been asked to provide hand washing points or alcohol based hand sanitisers to farmers in a bid to curb the spread of covid-19.
Boito Ward Representative Cosmas Langat made the call yesterday in Bomet saying tea buying companies had funds meant for corporate social responsibility saying they should redirect the money into buying sanitisers.
Langat said farmers usually crowd at tea buying centres commonly known as ‘bandas’ saying they risked contracting covid-19 if they did not observe social distancing rules.
He said soap and clean running water should be provided by the companies to be used by farmers in washing hands whenever they deliver green tea.
He further urged residents of Bomet County to be vigilant in monitoring individuals exhibiting flu-like symptoms to notify healthcare professionals or take appropriate action.
At the same time, Langat asked the County Government as well as the National Government to launch mass distribution of masks.
He also said stringent measures should be taken by regulatory authorities to ensure that all masks met set standards to protect users.
By Kipngeno Korir