Gov’t to distribute alcohol-based sanitizers to Kenyans for free By Ian Omondi For Citizen Digital


The government is now set to start the manufacture of alcohol-based sanitizers to be distributed for free to Kenyans as a measure to control the coronavirus pandemic.

Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, in a statement said corporations in the oil industry have volunteered to produce the sanitizers.

Mr. Kinyua hence directed members of the multi-agency team to identify all ethanol held under any offences at the various ports and customs in the country.

This ethanol is then to be released to the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) which will in turn liaise with the oil industry players for expedited manufacture and distribution.

“KPC will utilize an accountability framework for the manufacture and distribution of the sanitizers,” said the Public Service boss.