Governor Kinyanjui calls for proper disposal of face masks

Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui has appealed to Kenyans to ensure they dispose single use face masks in designated areas to avoid the masks landing at the registered dumpsites where there are families depending on washing them back re-selling to the community saying that the act might cause more spread of Covid-19 and cause more panic in the society

Kinyanjui has said that improper disposal of single use face masks might revert the essence of the masks from containing the spread of Corona Virus to being agents of spreading the same virus

He was speaking during an event where UNDP was handing over equipment worth Ksh 80million to Nakuru level Five that will be used in disposing medical wastes that have been termed as hazardous once they land the dumpsites

UNDP Kenya Representative Walid Badawi has said that the UNDP states are committed to ensuring Kenya regains its normal state once the deadly virus curve has been flattened

Badawi has added that Nakuru County has a great economic potential and it’s the forth county from Mombasa, Nairobi and Kisumu to receive the aid to ensure there is a end to outbreak and spread of respiratory diseases

On his side Forest and Environment PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo has advised Kenyans using the single use face masks to ensure they damage the mask and make it not re-usable before disposing it

Kiptoo has said that this will help in reducing used masks to gain access again in the market

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