By Mary Goretty Juma.
Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga has sent his security guards and driver home as a precaution against contracting COVID-19.
Rasanga's security guards and driver are 20 in total.
The county boss made the decision on Friday, March 19 after one of his bodyguards recently tested positive for COVID-19.
Rasanga announced his new decision after getting the COVID-19 jab at his home in Segere Village.
“I would rather drive myself than risk catching COVID-19 from a driver who maybe is a virus carrier,” he said.
The governor’s wife, Rosella Rasanga, and workers at his home also got the COVID-19 vaccine.
Rasanga, whose samples had been taken for COVID-19 analysis, tested negative for the contagion.
Siaya County has thus far registered 616 COVID-19 cases from 11,286 samples tested. Seventeen people have, so far, been confirmed to have died of COVID-19 in Siaya.
“I urge Kenyans to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Let them shun unsubstantiated claims alleging that the AstraZeneca vaccine is harmful,” said Rasanga.