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Church lauded for Embracing directives as they receive Sanitizes.

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Youth Leader, Steve Arika presents masks and sanitizers donated by Interior Cabinet Secretary, Dr Fred Matiang'i to Kisii catholic diocese bishop Joseph Mairura's representative, father Joseph Otomu at St. Vincent Pastoral centre yesterday. Matiang'i donated 2000 face masks and sanitizers to help catholic faithful fight Covid 19. [ photo courtesy ]

The Catholic church has received more than 2000 face masks and sanitizers in the fight against Covid 19 courtesy of Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i .

The CS who was represented by Youth leader, Steve Arika, lauded the church for embracing the government’s directives in fighting the scourge and urged other leaders emulate it.

Arika, who presented the masks and 72 half litre pieces of sanitizers to Bishop Joseph Mairura’s representative, Father Joseph Otomu at St. Vincent Pastoral Centre urged investors and organizations support institutions with masks and sanitizers to battle the pandemic.

Arika also lauded the church for sensitizing her faithful on Covid 19, stressing the wearing of masks, washing hands, sanitizing and embracing the curfew has helped residents curb the spread of the disease.

“ Lets not pretend that there is no Corona , let us know that its real and take Government’s directives to prevent it as away of avoiding more consequences” Arika said.

At the same time the officials have urged residents to shun from stealing shops at Various water points, stressing it was negating the fight against the scourge.

He said some investors who had installed water containers and soap at various points had been forced to mix the water with soap to avoid the theft.

Father Otomu, accompanied by colleagues;  Godfrey Ototo, Cathedral parish and Arnold Maronga, Communication department lauded the cabinet Secretary for the support, adding the masks and sanitizers will be given to faithful across the diocese.

We are using our structures to ensure the masks reach the grassroots to help our faithful fight the disease” Otomu said.

Alice Gekonge, a faithful said the masks and sanitizers will help poor people at the grassroots and urged other well wishers to support the government’s effort in fighting the pandemic.