Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati and County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti have threatened to revoke licences belonging to social joints that violate Covid-19 restrictions.
Speaking on Tuesday 13th April, 2021 at the County House in a joint press conference, the duo stated that the County has witnessed bulging cases of new Covid-19 infections, asking residents to adhere to the guidelines laid down by President Uhuru kenyatta.
The two were briefing the media on the update of Covid-19 and the progress so far made with regard to the Covid-19 Vaccination in the county. This was after they chaired the County COVID-19 Response Committee meeting at the County headquarters, Bungoma.
During the briefing, the Governor announced that committee had resolved among other issues to terminate licenses for social joints that will not adhere to Covid-19 protocols. He decried the rising cases of infection in the county, calling on general public and more so the elderly to visit county public health facilities for vaccination.
On his side, Mr. Kimiti emphasized on the need of observing health protocols to combat the pandemic.
“From today moving forward, we are going to strictly enforce the set guidelines by the ministry of health on Covid-19, especially in our local eateries, clubs and burials,” said the County Commissioner.
Governor Wangamati used the opportunity to send his condolences to the family of Mr. Wycliffe Keveu, whom until his death, was the Principal of Maralal Secondary School.
The two were accompanied at the briefing by Deputy Governor, Prof Charles Ngome, CECMs, Chief Officers and the county security team.
Bungoma was the first County in the country to record the first Covid-19 death since the virus was first confirmed in March, 2020.