Business operators and residents have urged the Kitui County government to supply them with enough water to enable the improvement of basic hygiene to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Speaking to reporters in Kitui Town, the chairman of the Kitui Business Operators Association, Duncan Singi, said water supply was crucial in sanitation.
“Hygiene is key in the prevention of coronavirus, and yet it is impossible without enough water. We urge the county government to ensure that the residents have regular water supply.”
Singi urged the county and national governments to provide protective gear to the health staff handling coronavirus cases to curb the risk of them infecting their families and neighbours.
Last week, Singi, who is also a human rights activist, called for the establishment of a coronavirus isolation centre at the Kitui County Referral Hospital.
This followed the opening of an isolation centre at Kauwi Level Four Hospital in Kitui West, which Singi felt, was not easy for many to access.
Kitui County has not yet recorded a positive coronavirus case, as two tests were negative.