Nandi Central Deputy County Commissioner Obed Mose has urged residents to continue observing covid-19 containment measures following the recent upsurge of positive cases in the area.
Mose who was accompanied by the Sub county police commander inspected shops, supermarkets and Wakulima market in Kapsabet town as a way of dealing with further spread of the virus.
Speaking at Kapsabet town, the deputy county commissioner urged the residents, business people and boda-boda riders to ensure their customers wear masks and wash their hands as a preventive measure.
He also asked the people to make sure they maintain the one metre social distance and continue sanitizing.
“We have come here today to remind you that covid-19 is real and is still within our borders and therefore you should continue to follow all the prevention measures issued by the ministry of health. Let us be keepers of our own and ambassadors to those who are not observing the rules,” said Mose.
At the same forum, the DCC said that as the national government they want to ensure that security prevails now that the country is heading to an election year, while calling upon the boda-boda riders to be security ambassadors.
He urged the residents to report any cases of insecurity to the relevant authorities for immediate action.
“As we are approaching 2022 general elections it is incumbent upon everyone to ensure peace and harmony when it comes to security issues. We can only achieve this through cooperation from you people, especially you boda-boda riders since you often visit more places even to the interior areas in our counties,” observed the DCC.
Kapsabet town boda-boda chairman, Patrice Maru said they will continue observing the laid down containment measures and also ensure those found flouting the same are brought back to the track.
“We are trying our best to ensure we protect ourselves as well as our customers. We are calling upon the county and national government to take stern action against those ignoring the measures as they are risking their own lives and that of others,” he said.
Pertaining to security issues, Maru called upon his fellow boda-boda riders to be on the forefront and work hand in hand with the government to ensure security prevails as we approach electioneering period.
“We as the boda-boda riders advocate for security since lack of it hinders our business which serves as a source of our daily bread,” he said.