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PWDs feel left out in the fight against COVID-19

“The government when coming up with these containement measures ,let them have us in mind as PWDs.If they put us at risk,they are also making us more disabled” said Ms Wanjira.

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Ms Caroline Wanjira (PWD) demonstrate the struggles they go through in accessing handwashing points.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Persons Living with Disability challenges now want to be fully considered in the fight against COVID-19.

They say they have had to go through alot during this COVID-19.

Speaking in Nakuru during a launch of health report for PWDs on COVID-19,they pointed out stigma and discrimination even in the COVID-19 protocols.

Ms Caroline Wanjira faulted the protocols and containement measures which she says have no considerations for the PWDs.

According to her,the handwashing points are stationed in a position that is a challenge to the PWDs to access.

Wanjira narrates how she has had to struggle while in public transport vehicles to maintain social distance but due to her condition with the wheel chair atimes it becomes difficult more so when alighting.

She adds that for the visually impaired,it becomes difficult to ensure some of the containment measures.

Her appeal to the government to consider the PWDs in the containement measures to avert spread of COVID-19.

“The government when coming up with these containement measures ,let them have us in mind as PWDs.If they put us at risk,they are also making us more disabled” said Ms Wanjira.

Sentiments echoed by PWDs Kenya President Ambrose Lasoi.

He wants government to take action against perpetrators of gender based violence against PWDs.

The PWDs Kenya President also calling on government to address challenges facing PWDs during COVID-19.

“We want government to ensure engagement on policies,trainings for our people so that they cannot suffer anymore” he said.

Molo MP Kuria Kimani who graced the occasion also calling for the need to ensure containment measures are PWDs friendly so that they are not left out in the fight against COVID-19.

He says the MOH guidelines seem to leave out the PWDs which should not be the case.

“We cannot fight this pandemic if we discriminate the PWDs hence the government should look at such area.If we put them at risk,the lives of the caretakers” said Kimani.

This even as Nakuru county boasts of taking considerations of the PWDs.

County Director Social Services Wesley Kipng’ok says the county will continue to intensify awareness among PWDs during this COVID-19.

“As a county we have continued to engage PWDs to ensure they are not left behind in the whole process” he said.

Amref Kenya Technical advisor on matters COVID-19 Mr.Fred Bosire states that they are working in 9 urban counties(Nakuru included) to ensure PWDs are part in the fight against COVID-19.

He noted that already Amref has trained various health staff in counties.

Bosire adds that health is key in transforming lives and that is why they have been working in the 9 counties.

“Ours is to work and ensure that we have sustainable health services” he said.

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Learning resumes at Bahati Girls after teachers, students recover from COVID-19 infection

Mr King’ori said a medical team from the County will monitor the condition of the students and teachers at the Bahati sub-County-based school.

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St Bakhita Bahati Girls High School

The normal learning program has resumed at St Bakhita Bahati Girls High School after students and teachers recovered from COVID-19 infection.

On May 05, the school was converted into an isolation and treatment centre after 68 students and five teachers tested positive for the virus.

Chief Officer for Public Health Services, Samuel King’ori said the teachers and students have since been released to integrate with others.

“Majority experienced a mild or asymptomatic disease which our healthcare workers easily managed within the school,” he stated.

He added that 100 others who were under quarantine within the institution have been released.

Mr King’ori said a medical team from the County will monitor the condition of the students and teachers at the Bahati sub-County-based school.

School Principal Ms Catherine Wangari said panic gripped the institution and teachers had to keep off the classes.

“We used the time for students to sit for the examinations. The teachers are back and preparing students for KCSE,” she noted.

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Commissioner warns those contravening COVID-19 measures

He cited a few incidents where members of the public have failed to adhere to proper wearing of masks while in public.

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Nakuru county commissioner Erastus Mbui.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Nakuru county Commissioner Erastus Mbui has vowed not to tolerate any criminal.

Speaking in Nakuru town during the launch of African Peer Review Mechanism Report dissemination process, Mbui assured public of security’s commitment.

While addressing on the COVID-19 pandemic containment measures,the county Commissioner reiterated the need for citizens to adhere to the same.

He cited a few incidents where members of the public have failed to adhere to proper wearing of masks while in public.

The Commissioner adding that the police will not relent in arresting such individuals to face fines in court.

“We all have responsibility in the fight against COVID-19.Wear mask.Those arrested must face the law.I will not defend criminals.If you will be found not wearing mask you will face the law” said Mbui.

He noted that the fight on  COVID-19 pandemic is a collective responsibility.

His sentiments come a time when the Kenya Clinical officers Association have issued a strike notice in what they term is government’s failure to address their safety.

It should be noted that several health workers have lost their lives to COVID-19 pandemic.

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