• Among the groups to benefit include the Catholic Women Association of Maralal Diocese and the Marafiki Football Club from Nyeri County.
• The school buses were donated to schools in Nyeri, Tana River, Kisumu and Narok.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday donated 10 buses to various secondary schools and community institutions from across the country.
Among the groups to benefit include the Catholic Women Association of Maralal Diocese and the Marafiki Football Club from Nyeri County.
The school buses were donated to Tumutumu School for the Deaf (Nyeri County), Marifano High School (Tana River County), Achengo Girls Secondary School (Kisumu County), and Olorukuti Secondary School (Narok County).
Others were Rukanga Secondary School (Kirinyaga County) and Mnagei Secondary School (West Pokot) as well as AIC Moi Girls Maralal and Kisima Girls all from Samburu County.
In addition to the buses, the Head of State donated 2,000 re-usable masks to each of the schools as part of Government efforts to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
The brief handover ceremony was attended by several political leaders led by Senate Leader of Majority Samuel Poghisio and Samburu County MP Maison Leshoomo.
In May, the Council of Governors decried the lack of age-appropriate face masks for ECDE learners.
With the pandemic claiming lives, chairman Martin Wambora said since the reopening of schools, County Governments have continued to put in place measures to safeguard the health of all learners and teachers in ECDE and VTC centres.
“...Inadequate face masks for teachers and support staff; · Inadequate handwashing stations in ECDE and VTCs,” Wambora said.
He said the schools did not have sufficient disinfectants to ensure frequent and consistent fumigation of common areas and learning stations to prevent the spread of the virus.
“We call upon the Ministry of Education to liaise with the MOH and Development Partners to provide adequate PPEs and sanitation materials to enhance the safety of learners and teachers,” he said.
Edited by D Tarus