Corona Virus: Kilifi hires 35 Proboxes for awareness

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Kilifi county government on Friday flagged off 35 probox vans to the 35 wards to sensitize the community on the Covid-19.

The flagging off took place at the Karisa Maitha ground in Kilifi.

the event was presided over by Department of public health chief officer Alio Ibrahim and his medical services counterpart Bilal Mazoya.

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Kilifi county public health chief officer Alio Ibrahim flagging off probox vans at the Karisa Maitha grounds on Friday

The vehicles mounted with public address systems will traverse the county for three days where experts will disseminate information on the Corona virus pandemic.

Also Read: Kilifi sets Ksh73M to fight Coronavirus

Residents will also be allowed to ask questions.

Some residents have however questioned why the government hired proboxes yet it has many vehicles which are currently not being used.

“Several vehicles were purchased in Kilifi County and so far most staff are working from home. Can the county government use those vehicles in facilitating Civic education instead of hiring probox cars at exhobitant prices? Looting on the set go,” wrote Emmanuel Kadenge Ndurya of facebook.

Several vehicles were purchased in Kilifi County and so far most staff are working from home. Can the county government…

Posted by Emmanuel Kadenge Nduryah on Friday, 20 March 2020

On Tuesday, Kilifi governor Amason Kingi announced that the county had set Ksh73 million to fight the pandemic.

Meanwhile the results of two people who were isolated in Kilifi will be known soon.

Kingi said the county government had planned to undertake the exercise to educate the community on the protective measures against the deadly Covid-19 virus

Kingi banned social functions that include burials and weddings.

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