Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok has given his county people some rather weird advise amid coronavirus.
The governor was talking to his residents when he explained to them how to disinfect and stay safe from Covid-19 by using cow’s urine.
As he educated the residents on ways being used to fight the spread of coronavirus, he told them,
“The first frontline is to wash your hands with soap. I think to me that is the most effective way. Use sanitisers only when you cannot access water and other things.
“I’ve seen people using cow urine, they are using the same old technique. In fact, they have been using it to disinfect the cow udder before milking it and it has been very effective.
“They have adopted that without asking because they know it is effective but I think the responsibility is for all of us,” noted the governor.
However, Professor Mwatilu Mwau an infectious disease specialist didn’t necessarily agree on the effectiveness of cow urine in disinfection.
“Cow urine cannot disinfect but it will keep hands clean, it is not a disinfectant but it is mostly comprised of water so it will keep their hands clean.
“Because in the area water is scarce then it will work as a substitute for water, of course, you hope that the cow does not have diseases because cows also get diseases like sexually transmitted diseases due to their promiscuous nature,” explained the professor.
Remember to clean your hands and to sanitize as we all fight this virus.