PS appeals for proper disposal of single-use facemasks

Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Dr. Chris Kiptoo has warned Kenyans against improper disposal of single use facemask.

Speaking in Nakuru on Thursday during the handing over commodities towards medical waste management,the PS said such might derail the efforts the goverment is putting in place in the fight against COVID-19.

“There are individuals  Kenyanswho out here to make money and are collecting  the disposed ones and washing them.We advise Kenyans that after using the  single use face masks to ensure they damage the mask and make it not re-usable before disposing it” he said.

According  to Dr.Kiptoo, this will help in reducing used masks to gain access again in the market.

Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui also making an appeal to Kenyans to ensure they dispose single use face masks in designated areas to avoid the masks landing at the registered dumpsites where there are families depending on washing them back and re-selling to the community.

According to Kinyanjui, the act might cause more spread of Covid-19 and cause more panic in the society.

“Improper disposal of single use face masks might revert the essence of the masks from containing the spread of Corona Virus to being agents of spreading the same virus” he said.

UNDP Resident Representative Walid Badawi on his part reiterating that the UNDP states are committed to ensuring Kenya regains its normal state once the deadly virus curve has been flattened.

Badawi adding that  Nakuru County has a great economic potential and it’s the forth county from Mombasa, Nairobi and Kisumu to receive the aid to ensure there is a end to outbreak and spread of respiratory diseases.

Each ward to get 1000 free facemasks weekly-Kinyanjui

The county  government of Nakuru on Wednesday dispatched the first lot of face masks that were produced by County Polytecnics to all 55 wards.

The vocational training centers have been supported by the County Government to produce 55,000 face masks per week.

Each of the 55 wards will receive at least 1,000 face masks to be distributed for free every week.

“Each ward shall be getting 1000 masks weekly to be distributed freely” said Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui.

Speaking during the function,Kinyanjui  affirmed that, his administration is working with County Assembly on a COVID-19 post recovery strategy to help county residents earn a living.

The function was also attended  by Deputy Governor Dr. Erick Korir, Education and Vocational Training CECM Joseph Kiuna and MCAs who are members of the County Assembly Disaster Committe.

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