As Covid-19 continues to impact communities worldwide, Kitui County Textile Centre (Kicotec) has started producing face masks to curb its spread.
The facility is making sample facemasks and other preventive gear as the government steps up measures to fight the rising number of infections.
The samples will be presented to the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe and Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) for approval and subsequent orders.
On Monday, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu said Kicotec has the capacity to make thousands of masks per day.
She said the lack of masks, gowns, among other protective gear was hampering the ability of medical workers to fight coronavirus and putting their own lives at risk.