They said that it wasn’t the government work alone to sensitize and fight the disease but all Kenyans must unite and speak in one voice.

Six youths in Bungoma County have come together and have voluntarily offered to educate residents about the importance of observing the government directive in order to combat the deadly pandemic COVID-19.

The youths drawn from an umbrella body ‘Vision of faith home’ do literary walk in the streets of various towns and market centres carrying banners with the messages cautioning residents of being careful against coronavirus.

They said that it wasn’t the government work alone to sensitize and fight the disease but all Kenyans must unite and speak in one voice.

Speaking to this writer in Bungoma town, the two youths Ramadhan Athman (32) and Khakula James (34) stated that they started the initiative to educate the masses after realizing that majority of them were ignorant of their own safety.

“Coronavirus is real and has killed thousands of people globally, we can’t keep quite when our own people are at the risk of contracting it, that is why we have taken the initiative to sensitize residents against it,” said Athman.

Khakula stated that they are currently distributing face masks and supply gloves to shops, medical facilities, children homes and all public places so that people can protect themselves against the global pandemic.

“We started this initiative since the disease was announced, we educate the masses on importance of following the government directive of putting on masks, washing hands and keeping social distance as a way of combating the disease, we want a death free society,” said Khakula.

So far the youths have visited Harambee market in Matungu constituency Kakamega County, Kabula, Bungoma town and Kanduyi market where they sensitize drivers, pedestrians and business community.

Khakula stated that their efforts to get financial support from the county government and other individuals have proven futile.

“We are supporting this course by ourselves, there is a friend who donated to us face masks and gloves but they are depleted, the demand is so high and people now need but we lack them, we are now asking the government, NGOs, well wishers and the business community to support us to reach as many people as possible, it is our responsibility to fight this strange disease that is posing danger globally,” said Khakula.

Athman said that they lack means of transport to reach far flung areas and they would appreciate if any person comes out to support them financially so that they can preach the gospel about the importance of observing the government directive to combat the disease.

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