Kilifi county commissioner calls for mass testing

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Kilifi county commissioner Magu Mutindika has urged the government to conduct mass testing in Kilifi to ascertain the real situation of corona virus in the county.

Mutindika on Saturday said the current statistics from the county do not reflect the true position of the pandemic in the county.

“We currently have 15 positive cases currently receiving treatment in various isolation centres in the county. We could have more cases that are undetected because we are not testing as much as Mombasa or Nairobi,” said Mutindika

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The county commissioner was speaking when he flagged off a peer to peer programme involving Boda boda riders.

The initiative was conducted by the Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) Kenya.

VSO-Kenya officer Joyce Peshu said the programme aims at sensitizing bodaboda riders on how to keep safe and protect their passengers during the Covid-19pandemic.

“We have educated bodaboda riders who in turn will educate their peers on how to stay safe. We have also distributed face masks, handwashing soap and reflector jackets to bodabodas. The masks are reusable and some will be distributed to the pillion passengers,” she said.

Mutindika urged the riders to adhere to the covid-19 protocols to avoid confrontations with the police.

“We must follow the government directives on covid-19 if we do not want to clash with the police. If you are supposed to be at home by 9pm kindly observe that and the police will have nothing to do with you,” said Mutindika

He noted that some people still loiter after 9pm.

The drive targets about 1000 bodaboda riders.

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