The US government has hailed the Kenyan Government for its efforts in the fight against the Covid-19 disease.
Speaking when he paid courtesy call to Kwanza Deputy County Commissioner Luis Rono who was standing in for area County Commissioner Samson Ojwang and area governor Patrick Khaemba, the US ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter said that the expectation was that Kenya was going to lose over 360,000 people to Covid-19 outbreak.
“The numbers are proving that Kenya has worked hard to fight the disease and we commend the country for its efforts to contain the disease,” he said.He said that the country had taken basic strides that has helped contain the disease and asked Kenyans to observe the Covid-19 guidelines to stop any further spread.
He however expressed disappointment over the KEMSA scandals and affirmed that the US government has demanded for accountability of their support through the organization.
On BBI, McCarter said that he embraced the discussions going on about the document and hoped that Kenyans would give in their views that would help them have peaceful elections.
He was however quick to note that the document is for Kenyans and that US government would not meddle in the affairs of the country.
The ambassador disclosed that the embassy with its partners was going to launch the Shule cloud in counties that would see schools access internet and use the satellite for learning purposes.
According to McCarter, the programme will help schools in Kenya access internet and help teachers in reaching out to pupils and students.
The programme will be piloted in all counties and any of the interested learning institutions would partner with them by paying half of the total cost to have it in schools.
The package comes with a satellite, signal, simcard, Laptop plus content on the curriculum.
He donated 18,000 masks to both the governor and county commissioner in the effort to fight covid-19.
Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba said that the masks would be given to school children who were vulnerable to the disease.
He hailed the cordial relationship between US government and Kenya.
By Pauline Ikanda