About the project
Despite the regulations against gathering in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, ferry services and cross border movements had to continue. To reduce spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Foundation set up sanitation booths in public places across 6 counties in the greater western region.
Safaricom Foundation partnered with Scope International to install sanitation booths in public places within the 6 counties. The project was funded at a cost of Ksh 1.1 million.
In Busia County the booths were set up at the Kenya-Uganda boarder point to aid mostly the long-distance truck drivers moving between the two countries. The booths were also installed at Malaba border point in Bungoma county to be used by the truck drivers passing through the border point.
In Kisii county, 3 sanitation booths were installed at the main bus stop, the Nairobi-Kericho-Nyamira transit and the Migori-Homabay-Kisumu junction. The Foundation also installed 3 sanitation booths at the Isibania border, Muhuri Customs between Kenya – Tanzania and at the main bus stop in Migori County.
In Siaya and Homabay counties, the booths were installed at K ‘Otieno ferry point and Mbita Ferry crossing point respectively.
The sanitation booths help in sanitizing over 60,000 people daily across the 6 counties.