Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago, on Wednesday, urged truck drivers to resist the temptation of visiting their families to enhance prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
“We are not saying that you are infected but because you travel to Mombasa and outside the country, you may are prone to contracting so we kindly request you to stay back; because in doing so you will be protecting your families and also yourself from the risk of contracting the disease from the local population”, Mandago said.
The county boss spoke when he received donations from business owners through Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Eldoret Chapter.
Speaking during the function, KNCCI- Eldoret chapter vice-chair Willy Kenei said that Eldoret business community will continue to work with Uasin Gishu county Covid-19 Emergency response committee in the fight the spread of the pandemic in the region
Mandago thanked Eldoret business community for adhering to government regulations.
“Uasin Gishu has reasons to be concerned about the spread of Corona virus because we are a regional transport corridor. However, I want to thank the local business community because they have maintained high levels of adherence and that is why we have managed to keep our numbers low”, The Governor said.
The County boss also said that his administration with working the southern by-pass contractor to establish an expansive temporary holding park that can accomodate a large number of the trucks as they awaited clearance to ease conjestion at the Kenya- Uganda border.
Also present during the event were Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Abdirasak Jaldesa, County Police Commander Johnstone Ipara, Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno, County Executive for health Evelyn Rotich and her trade counterpart Dr Emily Kogos.