Nakuru County governor Lee Kinyanjui has this morning received an assortment of donation to help the needy in the county. The donations have been channeled through the Nakuru Business Association.
Addressing the press at the Kenya Red Cross Center in Nakuru, Governor Kinyanjui urged private cooperates that may be facing logistical challenges in the distribution of food, to channel the distributions through the Kenya Red Cross.
This is to make sure that there is proper coordination of the the distribution of food and to make sure that they are complying with the govt to avoid previous commotion witnessed in the distribution of food and donations.
Meanwhile Governor Lee Kinyanjui has toured the Bedi companies that is making Personal Protective Equipment (PPES for the frontline healthcare workers.The governor urge the business people to use the example to keep the companies running. He assured that local companies have the ability to produce the PPEs, and called on the national government to take the initiative to make local production a priority.
“The closure of imports and international market has provided opportunity to do business”, the governor added.
Bedi Company is employing 800 workers to undertake the task, with the county urged to place orders for PPE’s with the company. Speaking during the tour of the company, Managing director Jaswinder Bedi said the factory is the first to provide the chance in producing the the productive wear.
The factory is among local companies approved by the Kenya Bureau of Standards to produce the Personal Protective Equipment such as face masks and gloves. It can currently produce 5000 sets of PPE’s with seven pieces.