The Ministry of Health has asked district leaders to enact by-laws on the misuse of mosquito nets.
According to the health ministry, beneficiaries have used the nets to fence off their gardens, poultry farms while others use them for fishing.
Dr Jimmy Opigo, the head of the malaria control program at the ministry of health says a lot of money is used to purchase the nets and as such, they should be used for their intended purpose and not misused.
This year’s campaign, according to Opigo will cost over 443 billion shillings.
Dr Opigo says that the health ministry this year decided to change the texture of the nets being distributed in the country as a means of reducing on the misuse.
This year, a total of 27.5 million nets will be distributed throughout the country.