Kilifi county to mobilize sh 8.4 million to fight COVID-19

Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi addressing the media. The governor has announced that the last COVID-19 cases have been discharged from the Jibana Isolation centre COURTESY

The Kilifi County Government is set to mobilize sh 8.4 Million in bid to fight Coronavirus pandemic.

The mobilization will involve both the County Government and Non-Governmental Organizations.

Kilifi governor  Amason Kingi says sh 2.2 million will be moped up from the 2019/2020 budget.

The budget has been scaled down in a bid to help the county to finance the war against the Coronavirus pandemic.

Funds will finance the County Emergency Coronavirus Social Relief Program fund for three months.

Kilifi County is now ranked the second-worst hit after Nairobi in connection with COVID-19 positive cases.

The governor and top county officials are still in quarantine after they came in direct conduct with Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi who tested positive of the virus.

Kilifi County is now ranked the second after Nairobi in the number of reported positive cases.

Due to the surge of the pandemic, the county directed all companies operating within its borders temporarily shut down operations immediately to contain the pandemic.

County Public Head of Service Mkare Jefwa said companies contravening the directive risk fines and permanent closure.

The order affects Economic powerhouses on the coast including  Mombasa Cement Factory, Mabati Rolling Mills, all salt processing firms, all sand harvesting quarries, and quarries.

There are five isolation centers in the country to quarantine any suspected persons of Coronavirus.