The move by Nyamira County Health CEC Douglas Bosire to supply condoms to bodaboda riders and driver in Nyamira town has sparked a fierce debate among female traders.
Bosire on Wednesday embarked on the initiative which he says is aimed at reducing the rates of HIV infection in the county.
According to some of the locals the CeC would have diploid other junior officials to do that as well as ensure that he does other campaigns that will reduce the spread of HIV virus.
However, a section of female traders in the town faulted the move saying the CeC should have let his juniors do that job. They said that he was championing immorality among youthful bodaboda riders.
“We are not happy as businesswomen of Nyamira with the CeC giving bodaboda riders condoms as we believe he is championing immorality. All we want is the county to come up with a way that can sensitize youths and reduce immorality as well as the spread of HIV” said Agnes Gesare, the chair lady of Nyamira traders.
A team of bodaboda riders led by Edwin Ombori, however, defended the CeC saying he was right to have given them condoms.
Ombori noted that Bosire is aware of the vices youths engage in and has he managed to come up with a way to help them protect themselves.
On his part, Bosire said his condom distribution exercise was purely geared towards encouraging the youths to use them in a bid to reduce the levels of HIV infection.