Home News Schools to receive masks donated by the US marines

Schools to receive masks donated by the US marines

The United States Marines have donated over 200,000 washable masks to Lamu county. The masks which were distributed about two weeks ago will be given to students in schools.

The face masks made locally were given out by the marines based at Camp Simba, at the Manda Naval Base in Lamu West.

During a presser on Friday in Lamu town, Irungu Macharia the county commissioner most parents aren’t in a position to purchase masks.

Additionally, the covid-19 pandemic caused most parents to lose their jobs and businesses, which was their source of livelihood.

The masks will help school-going children to remain safe while taking lessons.

Further, the masks will help 100 per cent turnout in most schools because there will be no fear regarding the local transmission of the covid-19 virus.

“All our children will receive the distributed masks. We’ve come up with stringent measures that will ensure learners remain safe while in school. By providing the masks, we also want to ensure 100 per cent turn up in schools,” said Mr Macharia.

Learners safety

The commissioner requested all parents to ensure all their children returned to school. He additionally said the government had put measures in place to ensure the safety of all learners.

He also said Lamu had tackled the virus effectively with the county only reporting a few cases.

In the meantime, parents in Lamu county have urged the government to improve school infrastructure in the region and ensure the safety of their children.

Most village schools in Lamu have few classes making social distancing a challenge.

Related news

BBC confirms Larry Madwo’s replacement as the Business Editor

BBC Africa confirmed on Friday the 30th of October that Zawadi Mudibo would replace media sensation Larry Madowo as the Business Editor. Through an internal...

DP Ruto’s bodyguards protect him from attack (PHOTOS)

Deputy President William Ruto's bodyguards were forced to save him after a man attempted to assault him on Friday the 30th of October 2020...

Leave IEBC alone – DP Ruto bashes Raila over referendum budget

Deputy President William Ruto on Friday 30 October 2020 blasted Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga over the budget of the impending...

Trending

Back to school: CS Kagwe and CS Magoha hold meeting to...

Recently, there has been a significant increase in the number of positive Covid-19 cases. Despite this development, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry...

Moses Kuria reveals why Uhuru is pushing Ruto to oppose the...

Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has revealed that President Uhuru Kenyatta is behind Deputy resident William Ruto opposing the government's moves including...

Another teacher succumbs to Covid-19, KUPPET calls for schools closure

A high school teacher succumbed to Covid-19 complications while receiving treatment at a Nakuru hospital. This is the second teacher to succumb to the...

DP Ruto’s bodyguards protect him from attack (PHOTOS)

Deputy President William Ruto's bodyguards were forced to save him after a man attempted to assault him on Friday the 30th of October 2020...

Kenya responds to reports of interfering with Tanzania elections

The government of Kenya has responded to reports that it has interfered with the Tanzanian elections. According to an unverified report that has gone viral,...

BBC confirms Larry Madwo’s replacement as the Business Editor

BBC Africa confirmed on Friday the 30th of October that Zawadi Mudibo would replace media sensation Larry Madowo as the Business Editor. Through an internal...