Kenya Ferry Services yet to implement hand washing directive

Commuters at the Likoni Ferry Channel.One Coronavirus case has been detected in Likoni's Senti Kumi estate PHOTO COURTESY

Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) is yet to implement the hand washing directive by the Mombasa County Emergency Response team on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Hundreds of commuters were on Monday morning forced to cross the Likoni channel without washing hands with soap and water despite two more people in the country testing positive for COVID-19.

The Mombasa County Emergency Response team on COVID-19 on Saturday directed that KFS provide hand water and soap on both sides of ferry.

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The team led by Governor Hassan Joho had directed that the TV screens be used to sensitize public on measures on COVID-19 which was not yet implemented.

A spot-check by Baraka FM on Monday also revealed that KFS was still collecting cash from motorists crossing the channel.

President Uhuru Kenyatta had encouraged the use of cashless transaction such as mobile money and credit cards in order to avoid risk of transmission through psychical handling of money.

Kenyatta appealed to mobile operators and banks to take into consideration the situation and reduce the cost of transactions during this period.