Nakuru BBI rally that was scheduled for 21st March has been cancelled.
Addressing media on Friday afternoon, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui on behalf of the Nakuru BBI organizing committee said the meeting has been cancelled for a latter date.
“We take this opportunity to inform members of the public that the planned BBI sensitization meeting scheduled for 21st March, 2020 has been rescheduled to a later date to be announced as appropriate” said Kinyanjui.
This decision has been made in consultation with Governors from the Rift Valley region and the National BBI secretariat.
The move follows the report by the Ministry of Health of a confirmed COVID-19 case in the country and a directive issued by the Health CS and National Security Council on public gatherings.
Kinyanjui adding that no public gathering shall be allowed in Nakuru.
“In compliance to this directive, we shall not permit any gatherings which will expose the public to or spread the Coronavirus”he said.
Meanwhile,Public institutions and commercial enterprises that serve high populations have been urged to institute clear preventive measures to avoid further spread.
The team also calling for caution in the management of information relating to the disease.
“More effort must be invested in prevention and treatment preparations as opposed to mass panic and fear mongering” he said.
He reiterated that the County Government of Nakuru has put in place measures to handle any case of the disease.
Already there is an isolation ward, trained medical personnel with full protective gear on standby.
Nakuru residents will also be able to reach the county incase of any alarm on two emergency numbers 0724 320 853 and 0722 337 018.