A Community Based Organization (CBO) in Siaya County is blaming Kenyans for being shy in accepting that jiggers were a menace to and threat to their society.
The chairman of the CBO, Safeguard Orphans and Widows Organisation (SOWO), Peter Ndier said most Kenyans were living in denial yet jiggers continued to interfere with the education and well being of members of the society.
He was speaking at Nyadhi primary school grounds in Central Alego location when he, together with SOWO patron, Mama Sarah Obama led an anti jigger campaign that saw several people treated.
Ndier said there was need for members of the public to join hands with the county and national governments to tackle the menace that had spread to almost all corners of the country.
The chairman said his organisation was ready to liaise with other organizations to ensure that the parasites were not allowed to multiply and were managed.
County government director of education, Peter Otieno hailed the organisation for supporting initiatives aimed at uplifting education standards in the area.
Otieno welcomed the anti jigger campaign by SOWO in schools, saying that the move will ensure that pupils who have hitherto not been concentrating on studies paid attention hence improving their results.
Mama Sarah Obama said the organisation will continue supporting initiatives aimed at uplifting the vulnerable in the society calling on Kenyans to maintain peace and unity in building a strong country.
During the occasion, SOWO distributed uniforms and shoes to Nyadhi primary school pupils.
Source: Kenya News Agency