Mwala Deputy County Commissioner David Tegutwa has asked residents to revert to the COVID-19 precautionary measures due to the rising number of reported cases.
Tegutwa said the recent spike of Covid-19 cases was an indication that the country was not yet out of the woods and asked residents to start wearing masks and washing hands.
“Corona is on the rise, and we should now start observing the Covid-19 protocols,” said the DCC. The administrator who was speaking at Masii grounds today during the Madaraka day celebrations asked those seeking elective posts in the August election to campaign in peace and desist from instigating violence.
“Politicians should refrain from hurling insults or inciting violence. Although we have not reported such cases in Mwala, we expect people to seek votes peacefully,” said Tegutwa. He also warned the youth against being used by politicians to cause violence. “The youth and especially Boda Boda riders should not accept to be given money to cause violence. We shall take action against such people,” added the DCC.
Tegutwa called on residents to embrace peace and unity as we head to the general election. “Let us live in peace. Elections will come and go, but the country will remain,” noted the administrator. He called on residents to verify their voter details with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in the current verification exercise and turn out in large numbers to vote for their leaders of choice in August saying it was every Kenya’s right to vote as each vote counts.
Tegutwa expressed his concern about the rising number of suicide cases in the sub-county, especially among older people, and called for community engagement on matters concerning mental health. “It is disheartening to see people as old as 70 years commit suicide. The trend is worrying and, as a society, we need to look out for each other,” he said.