Kisii county residents have been challenged to take serious precautionary measures put in place for the fight against COVID-19.
This, according to a businessman and philanthropist, Stephen Arika, will help contain the spread of the virus which has caused global panic, claimed lives and plundered economies.
“I call upon Kisii residents to take precautions serious since the pandemic is real. Following the guidelines will stop the virus,” Arika told journalists in Kisii, yesterday.
He spoke after launching a water tank to help residents maintain their hygiene by washing their hands, regularly.
He said that although living standards had become expensive due to the pandemic, people should take measures seriously to save their lives and avert further devastation by the virus.
“We are aware that life has become so expensive due to this pandemic, but I call upon residents to take these health measures seriously so that we can curb this pandemic, ” he said.
Deborah Matara who is a nurse from Egerton University challenged residents to always use soap and sanitizers.
“Let us wash hands with soap or use sanitizers and observe social distancing,” she said .
James Momanyi, a resident, hailed Arika for taking the initiative of putting the tank at a strategic point in town for people to wash their hands.
“We are happy that we have been remembered by Steve Arika and we call upon the county to put up more hand washing points in place,” said Momanyi.
PHOTO CAPTION: Steve Arika (right) at a washing point he placed in Kisii Town for members of the public to wash their hands and keep the Coronavirus disease at bay. PHOTO/Brighton Makori.