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Kivuti donates 3,500 handwashing containers to Embu churches

Former senator says churches should be assisted to resume services, people need spiritual nourishment

In Summary

Regular handwashing is one of the recommended measures of keeping coronavirus at bay.

Embu county commissioner Abdullahi Galgalo, former Manyatta MP Emilio Kathuri and former Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti during the presentation of water tanks for handwashing to churchs on Saturday, July 25, 2020
Embu county commissioner Abdullahi Galgalo, former Manyatta MP Emilio Kathuri and former Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti during the presentation of water tanks for handwashing to churchs on Saturday, July 25, 2020
Image: REUBEN GITHINJI

                       

Former Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti has donated 3,500 water tanks to some 1,500 churches to promote handwashing.

Kivuti on Saturday handed over the tanks to Embu county commissioner Abdullahi Galgalo and clerics for distribution to the churches.

He said his donation was prompted by the realisation that churches were struggling to establish handwashing points.

Regular handwashing is one of the recommended measures of keeping coronavirus at bay.

Kivuti praised the resumption of church services, saying spiritual nourishment is very important and will help eradicate the virus through prayers.

Churches and schools were both closed in March to contain the spread of Covid-19. Kivuti called for assistance to ensure churches resume services.

Galgalo condemned matatu drivers whom he said were carrying beyond the recommended limits. Public service vehicles have been directed to carry half of their capacity to promote social distancing among passengers.

Galgalo said drivers were violating the Health ministry regulation because of their love for money. He said police officers will arrest offenders.

The administrator also decried the sale of alcohol in closed bars, saying it was a dangerous trend that could worsen the virus situation in the county. He said such bars will be closed and their licenses revoked.

Former Manyatta MP Emilio Kathuri said some police officers had turned the enforcement of the 9 pm-4am curfew into business by collecting bribes of Sh500 from violators.

“When police collect bribes from people, they should know that they are helping them to spread the virus," Kathuri said.