Trans Nzoia government waives mortuary charges

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Governor Patrick Khaemba and County Commissioner Sam Ojwang speaking to the press
Governor Patrick Khaemba and County Commissioner Sam Ojwang speaking to the press

The Trans Nzoia County government has waived mortuary fees for bodies in the morgues and families have been urged to pick the bodies immediately for burial. Speaking at Mt. Elgon Hospital while commissioning a 32-bed capacity isolation room for Covid-19 victims, Governor Khaemba has urged residents to bury the bodies within 24 hours.

The County Governor however asked his administration to make sure all hotels and bars operate within the confines of the law, adding that all bars must remain locked failure to which all the licenses will be confiscated and perpetrators taken to court. Open air markets have also been banned.

He called upon parents to take care of their children by ensuring they remain at home noting that after schools closed, youths have been seen loitering in the streets.

He has appealed to the national government to immediately provide proper equipment and materials for the medical staff so that they are well equipped to cater for any Coronavirus emergencies that might arise, and called upon KEMSA to avail drugs by Wednesday.

On his part Transnzoia County Commissioner Sam Ojwang stated that government guidelines shall be enforced immediately. He urged bar owners, open air market operators, hotel owners and stakeholders in the transport sector to adhere to all issued directives. “We can’t sit back and let our people die. We shall enforce the law and we aren’t pleading with residents,” he said.