Kericho governor Prof Paul Chepkwony has demanded the arrest of some people propagating a lie that there is no Coronavirus in Kenya.
Chepkwony asked police in the county to specifically trace the youth who on Sunday appeared on a national television channel prime time news saying that Corona was nonexistent and that government directive to Kenyans to stay safe was just pure propaganda.
He was speaking in Kericho yesterday after presenting hand sanitizers, liquid hand washing soap and face masks to help in the war against Covid-19 in the County,
Chepkwony said that the youth should be arrested and placed on quarantine for 14 days adding people should not joke about the disease as it was real and deadly.
He reiterated that the national government in conjunction with the County government of Kericho had taken enough measures to counter the spread of the disease adding that already they had set aside 325 isolation, 13 Intensive Care Unit ICU and 2,000 quarantine beds.
Governor Chepkwony said the county by then had four patients in isolation and 35 people in quarantine while six patients had recovered from Covid-19.
Speaking at the same function Kericho County Commissioner Mr Karungo Kamau called on residents of Kericho to follow the government directives on Covid-19.
He said over 3000 youth in Kericho had been recruited to participate in Kazi Mtaani programme adding they will particularly help in the cleanup campaign within Nyagacho slums and its environs.
During the occasion 1,100 masks, and 200,000 liters of Liquid soap were given out by the governor to be shared out to the six sub counties to help in combating the spread of Covid-19.