Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o On The Spot Over Poor Coronavirus Response In Kisumu

Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o On The Spot Over Poor Coronavirus Response In Kisumu

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Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o: Residents of the lakeside county are unimpressed over the little effort by the local government to curb the spread of coronavirus

Kisumu Governor Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o has been put under the spotlight for what residents of the lakeside county say is a poor response by his government towards preventing the spread of the deadly Coronavius in the area.

According to some posts shared on social media, other than engaging innocent citizens in running battles during curfew hours, no other precautionary measure has been taken to avert the outbreak of the illness within his jurisdiction; with neither the town nor market places disinfected.

Last month, the former Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Secretary-General  appointed himself to the position of acting County Executive Committee Member in charge of Health in Kisumu County.

In a statement released by the County government of Kisumu on March 20, the Governor announced new appointments after which he declared himself the Health CEC until a substantive appointment is made.

This comes at a time when President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the confirmation of 16 new coronavirus cases which now raises the total number of patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kenya to 158.

In a State address from State House, Nairobi,  Uhuru also disclosed that the death toll from the coronavirus in the country had risen to 6 after 2 more individuals succumbed to the disease.

To contain and limit the spread of the disease to other parts of the country, the President announced a cessation of all movement by road, rail or air in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area; and the counties of Kilifi, Kwale, and Mombasa.

The Nairobi Metropolitan Area is designated as Nairobi City County, Part of Kiambu County up to Chania River Bridge (Thika), including Rironi, Ndenderu, Kiambu Town; Part of Machakos County up to Athi-River, including Katani; Part of Kajiado County including Kitengela, Kiserian, Ongata Rongai and Ngong Town; and all other areas as set out in the Order.

Meanwhile, the President has urged Kenyans to remain vigilant and exercise caution by wearing a mask when outside the home, cleaning hands with soap for at least 20 seconds several times a day and avoiding all areas with people who will be closer to you than 1.5 meters.

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