Governor Hassan Joho with Police IG Hillary Mutyambai. PHOTO | RMS
Governor Hassan Joho with Police IG Hillary Mutyambai. PHOTO | RMS

 Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho donates thousands of Face masks and handed them over to Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai on Wednesday in Mombasa to be distributed to the public at roadblocks and Police stations instead of arresting them when found without one.

Governor Joho stressed on the need for everyone to acquire a mask for their own safety as the coronavirus cases in the country continue to rise.

“We are producing thousands and thousands of masks every day here in the county of Mombasa. So anytime your officers would need masks you are welcome to receive them from us. We have agreed that anyone who drives through a roadblock without a mask will be given one,” said Governor  Hassan Joho, in a press briefing with Mutyambai.

 “ I appeal to every citizen especial in Mombasa to wear a mask. Wear a mask or you will be prosecuted. But most importantly understand that the mask is for your own safety.”

The IG thanked Governor Joho for the donation of face masks which he said exceeded the number of police officers in the country, assuring that the masks would also be given to the public.

“I know that there are those people who cannot afford to buy a mask. But as the police service, we are taking this opportunity to join hands with the public in combating this virus, " the IG said.

“Instead of using force we shall remind you to wear a mask and we shall provide one for you. This will be to emphasize that you have not committed a crime but we are enforcing prevention measures against the coronavirus pandemic,” said Mutyambai.

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