Nandi County has raised a red flag over inadequate funds to facilitate the fight against Covid-19.
Governor Stephen Sang said the county had exhausted its funds and more was needed to fight the pandemic.
Sang said there was no money to buy protective gear, hire medical staff and logistics, a matter he said was exposing counties to high risks in the fight against the pandemic.
“We appeal for the national government to contain the disease in the country, counties cannot manage to eliminate the corona virus alone” Sang said.
The county chief was speaking before he led the launch of the fumigation of public facilities at Kapsabet County Referral Hospital.
The county has started fumigating health centres, bus stops and other public spaces to curb the possible spread of the virus.
Sang asked National Government to work closely with the devolved units to contain the virus that has claimed one life with 42 confirmed to be infected.
He asked the National Treasury to release funds to counties to enable them to prepare adequately against the coronavirus.
He said the county health department was monitoring 49 individuals on self quarantine warning that there was possibility of high infections unless adequate surveillance was conducted.
“According to our observation those currently in mandatory quarantine shows that they have interacted to approximate over 1000 people and the outbreak can be worst.” He said.