First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, has spoken against the stigmatization of individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first lady was speaking when she presided over the virtual graduation of the first cohort of the 5100 community health volunteers who have completed a one-month training on COVID-19 response sponsored by the Beyond Zero initiative at a cost of Kshs 4.5 million.
She said comfort and compassion should be offered to individuals affected by the global pandemic instead of discrimination.
She further pointed out that support to families and communities has now become more urgent than ever before given the fact that jobs have been lost and household resources stretched beyond limits.
She also encouraged all Kenyans to play their part in curbing the spread of the Coronavirus by strictly observing the Ministry of health guidelines that include washing hands with soap, wearing masks and social distancing.
Among those in attendance included, Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director of Health Dr Josephine Kibaru and AMREF Enterprise CEO Caroline Mbindyo who applauded the partnership between Beyond Zero, Nairobi Metropolitan Services and AMREF in training community health workers to help in the fight against the spread of Coronavirus.