Stop being petty - Governor Mutahi Kahiga responds after being bashed for putting his photo on donated sanitisers

By Vincent Kejitan | Friday, Apr 10th 2020 at 14:55
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Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga was this week put on the spot for branding sanitisers that had been donated. 

The governor oversaw repackaging of 13000litres of sanitisers donated by Kibos Sugar Company but decided to brand the containers with his photo.

This did not go down well with a section of Kenyans who bashed him for the move.

In his response, Kahiga said there was nothing wrong with putting his photo on the containers, adding that the bottles cost only Sh7 each. 

"Let us see the bigger picture. Let us not focus on non-issues.

"We got sanitisers worth Sh5million and we bought the bottles at Sh7 per bottle. 

"The big container was Sh9...And the labels cost Sh1. You would wonder why anyone would make an issue out of that," said the governor. 

He maintained that the most important thing at the moment was that Nyeri residents are now in a position to protect themselves from Coronavirus and the sanitisers would be distributed to markets.

On Thursday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe stressed that all workers in market places should practice high levels of hygiene and told members of the public to assume the next person is positive.

He also insisted that people should stay home over the long Easter weekend since there are no parties and all bars are closed.

Kagwe also reserved special praise for Kitui County and Kitui County Textile Centre (KICOTEC) that is now manufacturing over 30,000 masks per day that are being distributed to various parts of the country.

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