A section of nomadic pastoralists in Turkana County is using strange measures to keep Covid-19 at bay.

The residents are using urine from a female cattle to disinfect their hands after the Ministry of Health issued a number of directives on how to keep the virus at bay.

Some of the directives include maintaining high levels of hygiene through regularly washing hands with soap, sanitising hands, wearing facemasks in public places, staying at home and social distancing.  

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Mr Lokoliok Losike, a herder at Oropoi village near the Kenya- Uganda-South Sudan, said that cattle urine especially, from a cow is believed to work as a disinfectant.