Lamu Senator Anuwar Loitiptip has appealed for a total lock down of Lamu county over Covid-19 threat.
The Senator says Lamu county is experiencing a lot of construction activities that is executed by mostly Chinese nationals who have been in and out Of the county thus posing major health threat to locals.
In a statement to newsrooms on Tuesday evening, Loitiptip said the county is also not prepared to tame the virus in case it strikes.
He further said that more than 750 are working on the government’s LAPPSET and called for a halt of the project.
“There are lots of concerns from Lamu dwellers over the spread of Coronavirus in the country. It is better to take precautionary measures than to be sorry,” noted Mr. Loitiptip.
He once again criticised Lamu county government for laxity in preparedness for the Coronavirus.
“We are yet to have proper preventive measures. We should lock down the county,” reiterated Mr. Loitiptip.
He stressed out on the importance of the County government to put stringent sanitation measures so as to prevent the disease.
[Lamu Senator Anuwar Loitiptip (In black striped suit) during a visit at the LAPPSET project site in Lamu. Photo/courtesy].
The senator recently took his Governor Fahim Twaha head on blaming him for ignoring the health sector.
Loitiptip urged the governor to add more efforts in uplifting the ailing health sector.
Loitiptip expressed his dissatisfaction over the Lamu dwindling health sector after he visited King Fahad and Mpeketoni hospitals recently where he scoffed at Governor Twaha for doing nothing in improving the Lamu health sector.
His sentiment comes amid Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe blaming Kenyans for ignoring the dangerous Covid-19 threat in the country.
The country’s Coronavirus toll stands at 25 after 9 more cases were confirmed by the CS on Tuesday.