By Dan Nyamanga.
The national gun owner’s association (NGOA) of Kenya yesterday held a
sensitization meeting with its members in Nyamira on the fight against corona virus disease pandemic.
According to the association’s vice chairman Mr. Sammy Onyango, the
organization has its membership drawn from the national police services (NPS) officers and civilians.
“All we were doing is passing the positive information on how to fight corona virus and how to be able to deal with the disease which is causing panic across the globe”, said Onyango.
The members were taken through infection prevention and control (IPC)and the overview of Covid 19 and how to prevent it from being a pandemic into the police themselves who are front liners in tackling the disease.
“We were looking into the right way in which we can be able to speak to them and tell them the rightful information so as they can protect themselves from contracting the disease”, he added.
The association as so far trained over 3,000 police officers in more than 10counties they have visited across the country.
The NGOA has distributed sanitizers, personal protective equipment and masks procured from members’ contribution and urged the Kenyans of goodwill to join hands in helping the police to be equipped to fight the disease.
Police officers are tasked to implement curfew and secession orders by the president thus making them front line workers in the fight of the novel corona virus and at a high risk of contracting it.