The Kitui County government through its brainchild, Kitui County Textile Centre – KICOTEC on April, 24 sent out a donation of Face masks to Mombasa and Elgeyo Natalee counties.
In a statement made by governor Charity Ngilu later that day, she noted that the donation was heated towards helping other counties in the fight against the Corona Virus.
“Kitui County Textile Centre – KICOTEC has donated 20,000 face masks to Mombasa and Elgeyo Marakwet counties today. Each county has received 10,000 masks to aid the fight against the Corona virus.” Governor Ngilu said.
The governor further said that the donation to Elgeyo Marakwet was a sign of solidarity after a mudslide claimed 28 lives in the county.
“We stand with Elgeyo Marakwet during this tragedy that hit them. The 28 lives lost in the mudslide at Chesogon is a critical situation that requires our support. The donation was received by the Chief of Staff Mr. Barmaasai Kipng’etich on behalf of Governor Governor Tolgos and the people of Elgeyo Marakwet.” Ngilu noted.
“Kitui’s donation to Mombasa County was informed by the rising numbers of COVID 19 infections in the coastal county. Mombasa has witnessed a rising COVID 19 curve and the virus is threatening to overwhelm the county and must be tamed. Governor Hon. Ali Hassan Joho’s incredible efforts must be complimented by all of us in this fight.
The masks will be a key preventive measure to curbing the spread of the deadly virus in the counties. Covid 19 (CORONA VIRUS) threatens lives and livelihoods and a rapid response measure is required to save lives.” The governor finalised.