Kinyanjui calls on society to help fight COVID-19 related stigma
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinynajui addressing media at his Milimani office on 21,April 2020.PHOTO/NGPU.

Kinyanjui calls on society to help fight COVID-19 related stigma

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui addressing media at his Milimani office on 21,April 2020.PHOTO/NGPU.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has decried the huge stigmatization bestowed upon those who tested positive of COVID-19 and have recovered.

Addressing media in Nakuru on Tuesday morning,Kinyanjui noted that the community has shown a lot of stigma to many who have recovered.
He was responding to the two cases in Nakuru that turnedĀ  positive and after being isolated and taken care of by medical practitioners the two have recovered.
Kinyanjui called on the immediate members of the families and community to help integrate them in society to avert stigma and discrimination.
“We have had two cases in Nakuru testing positiveĀ  but they were taken care of and have tested negative.We release them to the society a time when we are also fighting stigma.We request the immediate members of the families and community to help integrate them in society to avert stigma and discrimination” he said.
Meanwhile,45 persons have been screened of COVID-19 in Nakuru.

According to Governor Kinyanjui, the county prevention committee has had 191 contact cases quarantined with 186 of them turning negative and results of 5 cases still pending.

He says the county is panning to undertake mass testing for healthcare workers with screening ongoing where 2,119 have been screened and 3 put under quarantine after showing symptoms.
He also noted that there is risk of Exposure of communities in Salgaa, Kikopey,Mai mahiu and Longonot due to long distance drivers hence calling on the residents around the areas to be more cautious.

Pristone Mambili

A freelance Journalist with experience in Radio and online news writing.