Kericho Governor Prof. Paul Chepkwony has thrown his weight behind those urging the government to consider traditional herbalists in the search for the cure for COVID-19.
According to Prof. Chepkwony, Kenya should put in place policies that will facilitate the use of traditional medicine in treating the COVID-19 and other life-threatening diseases.
Governor Chepkwony was speaking at a vernacular radio station this morning.
Kericho County hosts one of the few mass COVID-19 testing centers in Kenya.
Speaking during the installation of mass testing equipment at the KEMRI Walter Reed facility in Kericho, Prof. Chepkwony said that it’s now possible to conduct Covid-19 tests of up to 2000 samples in a single day.
“The equipment is top-notch and one of its kind in the country based at the KEMRI laboratories in Kericho,” Governor Chepkwony said.
This means that suspected COVID-19 cases within Kericho and the neighboring Western Counties will be tested at the facility.
“We will no longer need to send any sample of suspected Covid-19 individuals to Kisumu or Nairobi for analysis and testing but we shall do it here in Kericho.” said Governor Chepkwony.