A day after health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe called on youth to lead in the fight against Covid-19, youth in Nandi County have heeded the call.
The youth have started sensitizing locals about the novel virus beside monitoring that the directives on social distancing are obeyed.
From the funds collected so far, the youth have distributed over 500 face masks and dozens of sanitizers to bodaboda operators in Mosoriot business center and Kapsabet town.
Led by their youth leader Elvis Kibet, the youth said they will ensure locals adhere to the directives by the government to avoid the spread of the virus.
“Many people continue to disrespect the directives but we shall not relent in sensitizing them on the need to stay safe from the pandemic,” said Kibet.
Kibet said the youth was working with security operatives to ensure everyone adheres to the regulations to ensure that no case is reported in the county.
“We welcome every member to f the community elite to join us in safeguarding this generation that is on the verge of being destroyed by the pandemic,” he added.
Most of the participating youth are university and college students who are at home after national government directed all learning institutions closed after Covid-19 was reported in the country.
On Sunday, Kagwe pled with youth to use their influence to save the country from the pandemic.
Kagwe said youth had a mobilizing ability and their energetic role in sensitization of the society and creation of order was key in curbing the pandemic.