Kakamega County Government has received KSh. 1 million donation from betting company Mozzartbet to boost its efforts in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking after receiving the donation at the County headquarters Thursday, deputy governor H.E. Prof. Philip Museve Kutima thanked the company for the donation and said the money will be used to purchase supplies to be distributed in the county to help in fighting the spread of the virus.

“We are grateful to Mozzartbet for the donation. It will boost our efforts in the fight against Covid-19,” said Prof Kutima.

β€œWe have been able to trace 15 people with travel history from Covid-19 affected regions and put them in isolation as follows: 7 at County General Hospital, 4 at St. Mary’s Hospital Mumias, 3 at Butere Sub County Hospital and 1 at Bukura Hospital.”

He noted that the process of hiring 140 additional health workers to beef up the fight against the pandemic is on.

The deputy governor warned bodaboda riders against carrying more than one passenger adding that those found contravening the directive risk being disciplined in accordance with the law.

β€œWe have also observed with concern an increase in the number of people hawking masks some of whom are not adhering to the required hygienic measures; while others are mishandling the masks which pose serious risks to the buyers,” the DG noted. He called on the hawkers to observe hygiene measures put in place failure to which action will be taken against them.

Prof. Kutima said the county has enhanced measures aimed at protecting citizens against contracting Covid-19. So far 232 health workers have been trained to handle the virus in the County, 50,669 people sensitized and other 112,390 screened. He said that the County has not reported any local Covid-19 case clarifying that the two cases reported by the National Government are people whose origin is Kakamega but do not reside in the County. Relatives of the first victim, the student who travelled from Switzerland, and a Bodaboda rider who ferried him to his rural home in Musanda, Mumias West sub county have all tested negative and have been released from the County General and Referral Hospital isolation facility after finishing their 21 day quarantine period.

Fridah Warigia, Representative of Mozzartbet Company said the company donated supplies worth Ksh. 10 million to support 10 counties in the country, Kakamega being one of them.

β€œThis is one way of us giving back to the society,” she said.