Kenya Navy public health officers and the fire brigade team fumigate the KNB Mtongwe personnel waiting bay.
Kenya Defence Forces has been in the front line combating the global invisible enemy identified as Covid-19. Since the first case was announced in the country, the pandemic has been spreading faster than expected and as a result on 20th April 2020, The Kenya Navy public health officers accompanied by the Kenya Navy fire brigade embarked on a day long fumigation exercise in various strategic areas.
The fumigating exercise targeted vital areas such as all entry and exit points, frequently visited areas, Kenya Naval Training College, KNB Mtongwe residences which include Lt Col Kimaro Estate, Defence Forces Canteen Organization among others. The exercise is part of the strategic preventive measures geared towards combating the Covid-19 pandemic.
In accordance to the national government directive, the Kenya Navy has put in place stringent measures in the war against this deadly virus despite Mombasa County and Kenya Ports Authority being declared among the Covid-19 hot spot areas. The service has continually utilized all resources available to protect its personnel, families, civilian staff on essential duties and suppliers from contracting the virus primarily advocating in the use of masks, hand washing and maintaining social distancing in boats.
Since the confirmation of the first case in the country on 12 March 2020, Kenya Navy medical staff has been working tirelessly around the clock exhibiting endless efforts to keep the virus at bay. The medical staff has been trained to tackle suspected cases and has also educated the KN fraternity on how to detect the virus through Covid-19 informative posters placed in strategic areas.
In solidarity with medical practitioners, other departments have also come up with innovative projects to address the menace. The Shipwright Department has innovated non touching hand washing equipment that has been very instrumental in preventing the pandemic. The simplified equipment requires an individual to step on pedal to discharge the soap or water enhancing the ease of washing hands.
Demonstration of washing hands through an innovated step on machine.
Fumigation of the Kenya Navy main gate.
Spte Kalungu Bobson leads other KN Public Service Officers in fumigating the Lt Col Kimaro Estate.
Spte Ogutu Nelson and other KN Public Service Officers fumigates Moi Forces Academy entrance which is part of Kenya Navy.
Spte Ogutu Nelson accompanied by Kenya Navy (KN) public health officers led by Ssgt Hassan Osundwa fumigates guardrails at KNB Mtongwe Jetty an entrance and exit point ramp.