The Gusii Mwalimu SACCO’s office has been closed for flouting the Ministry of Health’s guidelines on prevention of the deadly Coronavirus Disease (covi-19). The order to close the office, that is located in Kisii town at the Mwalimu Building, was issued by the Kisii County’s Department of Health and Sanitation.
“Due to the outbreak of (Covid-19) corona virus in the Country, it has come to the attention of the public health office that the SACCO shareholders are congregating with full disregard of the Presidential directive and MOH (Ministry of Health) advisory against the same,” says Hezron Omayio who is the Public Health officer in Kisii county.
Failure to observe social distancing by the teachers has been cited as the main reason that prompted the local authorities to take the drastic action.
Its sister SACCO, Mwalimu National, has since asked members to embrace mobile money banking and has at the same time adjusted the opening and closing hours.
The local health office observes that the teachers are gathering at the Mwalimu building and without wearing face masks hence may aid in the spread of the virus. “You are therefore required to stop operations as a mitigation measure to curb against the spread of the virus,” says Omayio warning that failure to comply would lead to legal action.
Kisii County reported its first ever Corona virus case on Tuesday April 7, 2020.
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