Machakos county has joined the list of manufacturers of Personal Protective Equipment as the country fights Covid 19.
The products are being prepared at the Machakos Technical Training institute for the Blind(MTTIB) who have moved from just producing face masks to making PPEs.
MTTIB Principal Proiscillah Nduku Mutua said they wanted to participate in fighting Covid 19 thus making the institution to venture into production of the safety gears.
“Having trainees on clothing and leather work we have the equipment with us.We followed due process and officers from the Bureau of standards visited our institution,carried a test on our products and gave us the go ahead”Ms Nduku said.
Mr Juma Musyimi who is the production manager at the institution said that they have been adhering to the social distance rule during their production.
Lower eastern Vocational and Technical institute Director John Wamae welcomed the move by MTTIB.
“As many companies are laying off workers,this institution is doing the opposite by employing more workers”Wamae