Hygiene is key in winning the war against COVID-19 in Kenya and the world.
And water is a crucial commodity in ensuring cleanliness for all and stopping the spread of the deadly virus in homes, shops, schools, churches, and mosques.
To empower communities in the continued war against the deadly virus, Uasin Gishu Women Representative Gladys Shollei ensured that 108 water storage tanks of 5,000 litres each were distributed to the people living in her county of leadership.
They included 99 tanks to public primary and secondary schools and nine tanks to local dispensaries on July 7, 2020.
Some of the institutions were Kapsoya health centre, Twiga dispensary, Moiben Upper Primary, Langas Primary and Eldoret special school among others.
“Let us all join hands in the fight against the virus including the health and education sectors,” said MP Shollei. “Unfortunately, most of our schools cannot practise social distancing, and even our colleges and universities are overcrowded.”
Her efforts were inline with the Sustainable Development Goal Number Six on Availability and Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for All.
According to the global statistics (2017) 2.2 billion people lack safely managed drinking water, 4.2 billion lack safely managed sanitation and 3 billion people lack basic handwashing facilities at home.
Uasin Gishu County remains the Pride of County MP Shollei who speaks about the regions and her constituents with great pride and enthusiasm.