Kitui chief laid to rest after succumbing to Covid-19

Health officers at the funeral of Kanzau area chief in Miambani ward, Kitui central. The chief succumbed to COVID-19. (Photo credit - Raphael)

Grief engulfed residents during the burial of Kanzau area chief in Miambani ward, Kitui central. The chief succumbed to COVID-19.

Josphat Kithome aged 51 years was known for his determination and concern on matters pertaining the security in his area of administration.

Miambani Assistant county Commissioner Mohammed Abdi speaking during the burial appealed to Kitui residents to embrace the guidelines given by the Government through the ministry of health to curb the spread of coronavirus.

“As you have seen corona is real. We do not want to lose any other person because of the coronavirus. please ensure you follow the guidelines given by the Ministry of Health that is washing of hands, keeping social distance, wearing of masks and avoid shaking hands,” he added.

Malili area assistant chief Peter Syengo echoing the Miambani ACC, urged the locals to ensure hygiene and seek medical assistance in case they have Covid-19 signs.

“Our people as I walk around are wearing masks in public places, keeping social distance. Please continue doing so, to ensure the virus does not spread,” Syengo said.

Miambani ward MCA Alex Nganga who is the leader of the minority in the county assembly of Kitui termed Kithome as a hero who always was doing the Right things for the benefit of the locals. The legislator promised to grade the roads and install the lights at Kanzau market as the succumbed chief had asked the County Government of Kitui.

Last week, Kitui County confirmed 41 cases of Covid-19 from County and National Government officials after the ongoing testing.

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