Tharaka Nithi county women representative Beatrice Nkatha has cautioned county residents against lowering the guard over the Ministry of Health guidelines on Covid-19, even as the world faces a second wave of the pandemic.
“It is very unfortunate that majority of Kenyans were no longer observing measures meant to contain coronavirus, yet we are being cautioned by scientists that the world may be hit by a second wave of the deadly virus by March this year,” said Nkatha.
The women representative who was speaking during the burial of the late Catholic Clergy Fr. Tartisio Nthiga, in Ndagani at the outskirts of Chuka town, emphasized on the need to be more vigilant in keeping the pandemic at bay, since the forthcoming wave is forecast to be more deadly than the previous one.
At the same time, Nkatha urged parents to closely monitor their children both at home and in school. This, she said, will improve on our education standards and ultimately the economy wellbeing of the country.
The women representative further called on leaders to desist from divisive politics and channel their energies towards the national development agenda.
Karingani ward Member of County Assembly Murithi Gaturo thanked the community for support they accorded the bereaved family.
The county secretary Micheni Birici also attended the burial.
by Jackline Mwende/David Mutwiri