Mututho wants government to crackdown on prostitutes in towns to avert COVID-19

Prostitutes in a past incident. [Source/Pulse Live]
Former Nacada boss John Mututho has maintained the government should get rid of the prostitutes in town centres to avert the spread of COVID-19.

According to Mututho, the exact number of prostitutes in every urban town is known and the government should move with speed to ensure that they are out of the towns for the sake of containing Corona virus.

He says the government has to ensure registration of the prostitutes in all towns and then they be given some money for their upkeep for the next couple of weeks during the corona virus pandemic.

The former Nacada boss say the lot is capable of maintaining a chain of the spread of corona and therefore the county governments should act.

“We know the exact number of prostitutes in the urban centres and we appeal to the government to ensure that they are registred and given food so that they can stay at home during this time that we have corona virus” said Mututho.

His sentiments coming a time when the County Intersectoral committee on COVID-19 on Monday issued a directive that all markets in Nakuru county will be de-congested to avert the exposure to COVID-19.

According to the committee that comprises county officials led by Governor Lee Kinyanjui and the National government officials led by County Commissioner Erastus Mbui, the move is aimed at ensuring that there is no congestion at the market.

The committee cited markets such as the Nakuru’s Wakulima Market, the Njoro market as well as the Kihingo market in Njoro Sub County.

This even as a pregnant teenager is identified among two people isolated at Kauwi Level IV Hospital in Kitui West as authorities monitor them for COVID-19.

Kitui County Health Chief Officer Dr Richard Muthoka on Monday said one of the patients was referred to Kitui County Referral Hospital from a private facility and the second patient; a pregnant girl had traveled from Eastleigh, Nairobi.

She had returned from a UK trip on March 9 but did not exhibit signs of corona virus when she reported to hospital a week ago after her UK boyfriend informed her that he had tested positive.

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