Muiruri lauded Chandaria Foundation, Mabati Rolling Mills for their positive gesture
By Cornelius Kimbui, Editor
As a measure to control the coronavirus pandemic in the country, Machakos police Commander Karanja Muiruri has received water jericans and hand wash from Chandaria Foundation, Mabati Rolling Mills
Muiruri said the items will to help hardworking police officers wash their hands.
Receiving the jericans and sanitizers, Muiruri said everyone who was seeking services from the police stations had to wash their hands as part of enforcing cleanliness and upholding safety measures.
He stated that normal police duties would continue and warned against criminal activities.
“The night curfew would continue and the police would not spare anyone found roaming in town at night” he said
He said they are working together with Nyumba Kumi to combat coronavirus from grassroots level
Nyumba Kumi has been instrumental in augmenting government efforts
Muiruri urged residents them to observe cleanliness and wash their hands frequently for their own safety.
“We are also reminding members of the public that wearing masks is for their own good and they are not doing it to please police officers,” said Muiruri
Muiruri lauded Mabati Rolling Mills for their positive gesture.
“We are very happy for the good work of the Chandaria Foundation and Mabati Rolling Mills who have donated these preventive materials, we urge them to continue doing the same,” said Muiruri
Isaac Kiungi from Chandaria Foundation Mabati Rolling Mills and disclosed that Police officers are in the frontline in fighting the coronavirus and they need to be recognized and appreciated.
Kiungi encouraged residents to respect the National and County government’s measures relating to fight against novel coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.
He said good for everyone follow coronavirus advisories such as staying at home, social distancing, and washing hands with soap or hand sanitizers, wearing of face
masks among other guidelines to reduce the spread of the virus.
In April, Businessman Manu Chandaria donated water tanks and hand sanitisers to the National Police Service to help cops be safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
In attendance were Nairobi Metropolitan Services director general Mohammed Badi and IG Hillary Mutyambai.
The Ministry of Health has on Thursday confirmed an additional 21 positive Covid-19 cases of bringing the total to 758 in the country.
All confirmed cases are Kenyans; 14 male and seven female.
Four out of the 21 positive cases are truck drivers who were tested at the Namanga border.
Eight truck drivers from Tanzania who tested positive and were referred back.
Seven were from Namanga and one from Isibania.
The cases are distributed as follows, twelve (12) Mombasa, four (4) from Kajiado, four (4) from Nairobi and one (1) from Uasin Gishu.
The cases are spread out as follows; in Mombasa, Likoni has five (5), Mvita four (4), Jomvu two (2) and Nyali one (1) case.
In Kajiado three (3) are from Namanga border case and one (1) from Loitoktok.
In Nairobi, the four cases are spread out in Kibra and Eastleigh with two cases each.
The Uasin Gishu case was reported from Turbo.
At the same time, three patients have recovered increasing total recoveries in the country to 284.
The number of deaths that have occurred from Covid-19 pandemic has risen to 42 after Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health confirmed two more.
CAS Mwangangi urged the residents especially those on border areas to be vigilant of individual’s sneaking into the country.
“Our porous borders have become the latest areas in the transmission of the disease. The borders are now the key areas of focus particularly Namanga,” she said.
The Health CAS appealed to residents living within the border areas to exercise Nyumba Kumi community policing and report suspicious individuals.