The Trans Nzoia County on Monday took to fumigation to keep at bay the deadly coronavirus.
The exercise launched by the County Commissioner (CC), Samson Ojwang and area Deputy governor, Stanley Kenei is scheduled to take two days to help disinfect especially those areas occupied by many people.
The function which started at Huduma centre in Kitale town saw formerly heavily congested areas such as the council market and open air business premises disinfected to curb the spread of covid-19.
Speaking during the launch, the CC asked residents to support the government’s effort in the fight against coronavirus by strictly following guidelines by the Ministry of Health.
However, he took issue with those flouting the guidelines warning that they would face the strict hand of the law.
Kenei said that Trans Nzoia county government was taking a lead to make sure that residents were safe hence championing preventive measures.
He added that the Trans Nzoia county covid -19 response team was looking at ways of assisting the business community continue with their daily routine by observing the laid down guidelines.
The County Executive for Health, Clare Wanyama said that chlorine based disinfectant was being used for the fumigation and asked business people to vacate the town for the two day exercise.
She called other stakeholders to support the county to effectively fight the virus that has brought the world to a standstill.
By Pauline Ikanda/Ngeywa Mosobin