Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has called on Kenyans to face the reality and learn how to live with the COVID-19 disease going forward.
Speaking in Gilgil during a food donation drive, Kinyanjui said that the country needs to find ways of moving forward and going on with business.
”COVID-19 pandemic has been with us for the past three months and the health experts have warned that the disease will stay with us for a while”,he said.
He added “The reality of this pandemic is that it will not end in one week or next month. It is projected that its peak shall be towards the end of the year”.
He however cautioned that reopening up the country should not be done in a manner that would put the lives of Kenyans at risk.
He particularly urged farmers to go back to their farms and produce food and not to wait for the pandemic to end.
“If you are a farmer, do not stop growing crops waiting for the pandemic to end. Please go back to farming but observe preventive measures”, he appealed.
To cushion families by COVID-19 Nakuru county county has set aside Kshs.250 million for food distribution in all the 55 wards.