As the country marks the fifty eighth Madaraka day celebrations, Nandi residents and the public at large have been called upon to strictly adhere to Covid-19 protocols for their safety.
Addressing journalists in Kapsabet, the commissioner for Nandi Mr. George Omoding cited that there have been rising incidences of Covid-19 cases in Nandi, due to its proximity to neighbouring counties of Uasin Gishu and Kisumu which are experiencing such cases thus the need for citizens to be extra vigilant and take the necessary precautions.
Omoding said the public at large should take Covid- 19 protocols seriously by keeping social distancing, wearing of face masks and regular hand washing with water and sanitizers because people are losing lives due to this deadly disease that spreads fast through the air.
The commissioner affirmed that Nandi as a county has strengthened its measures in ensuring safety of its residents urging the school head teachers and principals to extend such mechanisms in their institutions in a bid to curb the spread of the disease and ensure safety of students.
Even as the Madaraka day celebrations was not conducted at the county levels due to rising cases of Covid-19 pandemic, Nandi residents followed the Madaraka day proceedings live from Kisumu county through their Radios and TV channels.
Businesses in the region went on as usual as the residents are striving to make both ends meet due to hard economic times brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.