A 27-year-old man has arrived at Isiolo on Wednesday from Moyale, where he started the journey from Moyale township on the Kenya-Ethiopia border heading to Busia on the Kenya-Uganda border.
The man covered the approximately 2000KM to raise awareness and sensitize locals on the fight against Covid-19.
Fredrick Ochieng’ began the journey on Thursday last week and expected to complete it in 29 days.
On arrival to Isiolo, the father of two made a courtesy call to the County Commissioner’s office before addressing the press.
Ochieng told journalists that he had planned to transverse at least 14 counties where he will and has been focusing on the need to observe the Covid-19 guidelines laid out by the Ministry of Education and the World Health Organization (WHO) in putting the contagious virus at bay.
He will journey through Marsabit, Samburu, Isiolo, Meru, Laikipia, Nyeri, Murang’a Kiambu, Nairobi, Nakuru, Kericho, Kisumu, Siaya and finally to Busia.
Ochieng’, originally from Busia, has been working in Marsabit as a casual laborer.
He added that he is also seeking to campaign against teenage pregnancy and Drug and Substance abuse whose statistics have shocked Kenyans.
During the stopover, the casual laborer urged the residents of Isiolo to observe social distancing and proper hygiene to fight coronavirus.
He expressed his concerns over the Kenyans that are wearing facemasks only for fear of being harassed by the police and not for protection against the infectious virus.
Isiolo County Commissioner Herman Shambi congratulated Ochieng’ for his decision to sensitize Kenyans, stating that local leaders have already got tired of educating their people about the pandemic.
Herman also cautioned Kenyans against dropping their guard, adding that the virus is going for anyone regardless of their status and age with others succumbing to it.