Stop stealing nets, health staff told

The county government has threatened action against health workers found selling mosquito nets meant for the public.

The county has released 600,000 nets to be distributed to help fight malaria.

Speaking to the press this week, county malaria co-ordinator Peter Omoth said any health workers found selling the nets would face the law.

 “If you are caught stocking the nets in your shop, you will not be forgiven,” said Mr Omoth.

 “The nets cost Sh600, which many residents cannot afford. That is why we have decided to give them out for free.”

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He revealed that last year, more than 400,000 nets were sold illegally to residents by health workers. Omoth said the workers sold the nets in other counties to avoid getting caught.

He also said it was unfair for staff to leave nets abandoned in the stores because of lack of transport. 

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