The School of Environmental Studies through department of Environmental Biology and Health recognized the health risks associated with COVID-19 pandemic. The team identified the indiscriminate discarding of disposable masks and gloves in high populated areas. Yellow leak-proof bags, branded bins and posters with instructions on proper disposal of used masks and gloves were distributed in the Police Station and Huduma Centre. Areas of high public traffic in the same institutions were fumigated. The hazardous waste will be handled and disposed by a NEMA compliant company.
The County Governor of Uasin Gishu Hon. Jackson Mandago while flagging off the exercise, thanked the University for the timely Initiative. He commended the University for being the first institution nationally to recognize and initiate collection of the hazardous COVID-19 waste. The Police County Commander Mr. Johnston Ipara on behalf of beneficiaries, thanked the University for considering the Police Station and providing support to help alleviate the advance effect of COVID-19 pandemic. The Vice Chancellor Prof. Teresa Akenga was represented by the Dean School of Environment Prof. Gelas Simiyu and the Ag. Corporate Affairs and Marketing Manager Dr. Wambui Ng’ang’a. The launch took place on Thursday, 6 August 2020 at the County Government courtyard.
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