Edoret town residents can now access water for washing their hands frequently from main public places like markets and matatu stages. This is after the Hindu Community in Eldoret town donated 20 water tanks of 250 liters each to the County Government of Uasin Gishu.
The Hindu Community Council chairman Eldoret branch Deepen Bhatt said the donation seeks to enhance washing of hands practice being encouraged among all Kenyans in the wake of corona Virus threat.
Bhatt also called upon other well wishers to chip in and support where necessary in the provision of various things that can be used by members of the community like more water tanks and hand sanitizers.
“This is an issue affecting us all and as the Hindu community in Eldoret, we call upon other well wishers to offer any kind of support that will help the country and the locals in order to curb this menace” Bhatt cited
Speaking while receiving the water tanks, Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago said the water tanks will be installed in different locations within Eldoret town to enable locals clean their hands regularly urging the residents of Uasin Gishu and Kenyans at large to strictly adhere to the measures put in place to curb the virus from spreading.
“These measures are only in place for few days and if we follow them we will be back to our normal duties, but if you ignore them it might be even worse than you expected” Mandago said
Governor Mandago also asked residents to report those who might have recently travelled from covid-19 affected nations and have refused to self-quarantine adding that if found breaching the rules they will be under government quarantine facility at their own cost.
“We encourage residents of Uasin Gishu to make use of the number 0532027027 to report people who have failed to self-quarantine as required” he said