A staff member at the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) wrote to cnyakundi.com fearing for their safety, as they are being forced to go to work, even as the government announced 8 more people have been infected by the Covid-19 virus.
“Hi, please hide my identity. Am a staff at KRA in need of your intervention to save hundreds of people. Our bosses haven’t observed the government rule of social distancing/working from home. I know we offer essential services but crowding ourselves at the offices in such a time won’t really help. None of us is working at home including attachees and interns. We are all crowding the offices which is not safe considering most of us have vulnerable families. We also mingle with taxpayers from all over. The hand sanitizers they provide are not even enough to run the whole day! Humanity comes first. Please speak it up to save our lives”, the staff member from KRA wrote.
Other sources say senior officials from the same institution have been taking lightly the government directive to self-quarantine after travelling from coronavirus hit countries.
“Hi Cyprian, KRA top officials jetted in last week. I don’t think they self-quarantined and they had used the UK route”, another staff member sent the message anonymously.
As government mulls total lockdown of activities, some entities such as KRA is forcing staff members to report to work as usual.
The measures against Covid-19 involves not sitting or standing close, washing ones hands occasionally, not touching eyes, mouth or nose, quarantining, isolation (in case one suspects they have the disease).
Currently, the cases of infection worldwide have surpassed 300,000, the death rate is above 13,000 and rising, those who have recovered are nearing 100,000; however; active cases stands at over 220,000 with 10640 critical patients.
KRA CG jetted back from the US and started having meetings before the 14 days quarantine. But my question is, must these guys still fly out? What’s more important. @MOH_Kenya
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