Makhanu who later distributed face masks to all motorbike stages in Khalaba ward from Musikoma to Kanduyi market urged Boda boda operators to be careful not to contract COVID-19.

Leaders in Bungoma County have been called upon to wake up, sensitize and help grass root residents get basic sanitary items in combating the global pandemic Coronavirus.

Speaking in Musikoma while issuing face masks to over 200 people, former Khalaba Ward aspirant Cornelius Makhanu (ANC) said that with the high level of poverty many people cannot manage to purchase sanitizers, liquid soaps and face masks which are the basic need sanitary items.

Makhanu who later distributed face masks to all motorbike stages in Khalaba ward from Musikoma to Kanduyi market urged Boda boda operators to be careful not to contract COVID-19.

 “Over 741 Kenyans have tested positive of Coronavirus, we should not joke with it, this is a killer disease which depends on your personal hygiene so take care,” he advised.

He added, “ Am asking our leaders to wake up, act to save people from Coronavirus this disease must be fought from all angles, let’s stand up and be counted,”.

Makhanu urged Khalaba residents to observe all the government directives to help keep Corona at bay.

“Observe social distance, put on face masks, wash your hands with soap and if possible use the sanitizer or alternatively just stay at home,” he advised.

Musikoma stage team leader Joseck Makanda lauded Makhanu for giving them face masks to help in fighting novel coronavirus that has put many Kenyans into a panic mode.

He also congratulated him for building them a Kibanda which will go a long way in providing shade during unconducive weather.

“Corona is real, let’s follow the government directives, let’s be carrying one passenger and advise our customers to also observe the health rules,” he said.

So far two people who are truck drivers have tested positive of Coronavirus in Bungoma County and have been quarantined at Webuye county Hospital Isolation Centre.

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