Pwani Oil has also lowered the prices of its soap products Diva, Sawa and Detrex to encourage regular washing of hands among Kenyans. Personal hygiene has been cited as an effective weapon against the spread of the virus which has so far infected 169,000 people and killed 6,000 worldwide. “As a business that cares for the well-being of our consumers, we are alive to the serious health challenge posed by the spread of the Coronavirus globally. Our decision to lower prices on some of our products is informed by the need to encourage consumers to embrace preventive measures against the disease including healthy nutrient intake and personal hygiene,” said Rajul Malde, Pwani Oil Commercial Director.
He added that personal hygiene should include washing hands with soap for a minimum 30 times a day for twenty seconds each time. “We must all work together to turn the tide against the Coronavirus pandemic by embracing simple but effective preventive measures. Our products fit very well with the health needs of our consumers, hence our decision to make them more affordable especially at this critical time.”