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Waiguru Forced To Close Down Kirinyaga County

Job Maangi

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Photo: Deputy President Dr William Ruto with Kirinyaga governor Ann Waiguru

Kirinyaga county governor Ann Waiguru early this morning announced the closure of the county headquarters over the Covid-19 cases amongst the staff.

“In view of the increasing cases of COVID19 in the county & to arrest any further spread amongst staff, our county HQ in Kutus being most affected will be closed for 2 wks effective 16/11/20,” Waiguru said.

Waiguru acknowledged the fact that cases of COVID-19 infections have lately been exponentially rising with fatalities also significantly increasing.

Kirinyaga County has not been spared these ravages either and the rate at which the infections have been spreading recently, especially at the County headquarters amongst County officers, despite institution of infection prevention and control measures, have raised serious concern to the Executive.

She said that even more worrisome is some reported fatalities attributable to the COVID-19 disease.

Despite efforts to keep the offices running and staff continuing to physically interact while strictly observing MOH COVID-19 guidelines, these have not borne the desired results; if anything, cases appear to be increasing by the day at the headquarters.

“In view of the above, and guideline issued on 20th July 2020 vide Circular Ref: OP/CAB.26/1/26 from Head of the Public Service in the Executive Office of the President encouraging, especially State and Public officers with pre-existing medical conditions and/ or aged 58 years and above to work from home, it has become imperative to institute some urgent measures, while avoiding to ground critical operations,” Waiguru’s message read.

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