A section of Kisii university students have rubbished fake news circulating in social media over citing of a coronavirus (COVID19) case at the over the weekend.
Their sentiments comes immediately after President Uhuru Kenyatta the closure of learning in Day Primary and Secondary Schools nationwide as from Monday 16th. With Boarding schools being affected by Friday this week.
On Sunday the government urged Kenyans to be worry of fake news and only rely on official government communication channels about the progress of the virus.
However the student leaders led leader led by Ken Chemase has urged the university’s Vice Chancellor Prof. John Akama to ensure safety of learners as they effect the governments directives on learning institutions closure.
On Saturday, there were rumours that a student had been infected at the institution urging the DCI to investigate and bring the suspects involved to book.
“We urge our fellow students to desist from spreading false information that may cause panic about COVID 19 virus.
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Allan Ochieng, told Gusii star expressed concern that idlers were finding the university as a soft spot to injure its good image through perpetuation of falsehoods.
He petitioned the government to provide gadgets meant to screen and protect them from being infected.
On her side Faith Chepkosgei, urged parents to be calm and rely on the official university communication about the health of their children.
While Charles Okoth, has appealed to the students to avoid hugging as a way of taking precaution against the disease.