Kirinyaga County Gov’t distributes 150,000 condoms as Devolution Conference begins


Kirinyaga County Gov't distributes 150,000 condoms as Devolution Conference begins
Condoms. Photo/Courtesy

In Summary

  • Kirinyaga County Deputy Public Health Officer Peter Irungu on Sunday said his officers distributed condoms to bars and restaurants as well as areas where the delegates will be accommodated.
  • Mr Irungu warned bar owners against selling the condoms, noting that the government has paid for them hence they should be issued out for free.

Over 150,000 condoms have been distributed in Kirinyaga County ahead of the sixth Devolution Conference which kicks off on Monday, March 4 and ends on Friday, March 8.

Kirinyaga County Deputy Public Health Officer Peter Irungu on Sunday said his officers distributed condoms to bars and restaurants as well as areas where the delegates will be accommodated.

Mr Irungu warned bar owners against selling the condoms, noting that the government has paid for them hence they should be issued out for free.

“People should not shy away because distribution of condoms has been going on even when there is no devolution conference,” he said.

 

Over 6,000 delegates are expected in Kirinyaga County for the conference with some being forced to look for accommodation from neighboring counties including Murang’a, Embu, Meru, Nyeri and Kiambu.

Kirinyaga County Commissioner Samson Ojwang’ said that the public will only be allowed to attend the exhibition at Kirinyaga University grounds in Kutus.

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