Kabazi ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae has launched the distribution of face masks to the residents in his ward.
The MCA who was accompanied by some of the donors and public health officer says this is a measure to avert exposure to COVID-19.
The initiative first phase targets 2000 locals among them bodaboda operators,Matatu operators and small scale traders who mingle frequently with public.
This coming barely a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta directed that Kenyans put on face masks while in public as a preventive measure on COVID-19.
“In line with the Presidential directive, I have launched the distribution of the first 1,500 face masks” he said.
The masks according to the MCA were donated by Kabazi Professionals Forum and Business Community to bodaboda, matatu operators and market traders in Kabazi WARD.
He adds that they intend to get additional materials to cover 5,000 most vulnerable small businesspeople in the areas.
The face masks are locally produced by Trendy Links Factory in Bahati sub County.
The factory has assured that the facemasks are as per the KEBS standard and re-usable.