Mombasa County Government through Governor Ali Hassan Joho has urged residents to take necessary measures as his administration fights Malaria.
The governor through his Facebook post asked residents to sleep under treated mosquito nets, clear bushes around their residential areas and destroy stagnant waters pools around their houses to limit breeding grounds for malaria-causing mosquitoes.
The government of Mombasa set down an objective in fighting malaria by 2021and declare Mombasa Island a malaria-free-zone.
Joho was on Thursday represented by his executive in charge of Devolution and Public Service Seth Odongo at the Malaria stakeholders’ breakfast meeting, where he was to take stock of the county government's achievements ahead of World Malaria Day, Thursday, 25 April.
"Today my Executive in charge of Devolution and Public Service Seth Odongo represented me at the Malaria stakeholders’ breakfast meeting to take stock of our achievements ahead of World Malaria Day.
"Our objective to get rid of Malaria on Mombasa island by the year 2021 remains on course. We urge Mombasa residents to sleep under treated nets, clear bushes and stagnant water around their houses as part of their contribution in the fight against Malaria. The County Government of Mombasa will continue fogging neighbourhoods in a bid to kill mosquitoes and destroy their breeding grounds. Together we will win the war against Malaria," he posted.
One of the ways that have been in use in this fight against malaria has been experts moving around the county's residential places to spray breeding grounds with pesticides.