The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: DC Condemns Misuse of Nets in Homa Bay

HOMA Bay DC Salim Bagana has decried misuse of misquote nets in the area. Bagana said misuse of the nets is a setback to the war on the killer disease in the district.

The DC said: "It is very discouraging to see that most of you use the mosquito nets for farming and fishing as well as rearing chicken while they are to be used in enhancing the fight against malaria." "I would like to bring to your attention that the misuse of these mosquito nets will only affect your lives as you are the ones to suffer if affected by malaria. Therefore, let us use these mosquito nets in the appropriate manner and help eradicate malaria," said Bagana. He called on locals to use the available health facilities and measures established by the government to combat the rising cases of malaria.

Speaking in Marindi Health Center yesterday, Bagana said the government has enormously invested in the fight against the disease and it is up to everyone to join the fight.

At the same time Bagana commended the government for the Indoor Residual Spraying saying this will help fight malaria especially at the beaches and Islands which are prone to malaria. He urged the residents, especially those residing at the beaches, to allow the spraying in their houses.

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