Sonko rewards girl who was making face masks and distributing them for free

By Vincent Kejitan | Thursday, Apr 16th 2020 at 13:22
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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Wednesday rewarded a girl who had been making face masks and distributing them for free in Huruma Estate.

Grace Wanjiru, 10, improvised face masks using kitchen towels and taught her peers about Coronavirus.

As a reward, Sonko promised to be giving her 5000 masks weekly and donated numerous food items to the girl’s family.

“Somebody texted me the details of the grandma where my team followed up, and I invited Wanjiru to my office where she has picked a collection of face masks and hand sanitizers to help her and the Huruma community protect themselves from Covid-19.

“I will also be giving her a weekly supply of 5,000 masks to give out to Huruma residents to help in combating the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Na pia nimepea wazazi wake foodstuff, diapers, cooking oil, bales of unga ya chapo na ugali, sacks of rice and sugar, cartoons of bar soaps and other items,” said Sonko.

Adding: “Despite her entrepreneurship ideas, I'm encouraging her to focus on her education since she's still in school.”

On Wednesday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe urged Kenyans to continue observing high levels of hygiene and putting on masks in a bid to avoid the spread of Coronavirus.

This comes as the country announced that nine more people had tested positive for the virus, bringing the number to 225.

All nine cases are Kenyan nationals and none of them has a history of travel.

Further, they were not in quarantine centers and the CS reiterated that the country is not safe yet despite the low numbers recorded.

“We are not out of danger. Even the countries that have been hit hard by the virus recorded numbers similar to ours before the situation got worse.

“We must continue to take the necessary precautions,” said Kagwe.

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