It’s that month of the year that it rains and rains, but what can we learn from the previous incidents of this rains. Nothing at all because what happened last 10 years in my home country is still happening now. We don’t learn and plan well enough.

This brings me to imagine one thing, what if this floods happening right now was like Corona virus or as famous as 5 months old Covid 19. Would it get the same attention, funds and awareness in Kenya? How are we prepared to handling calamities that happen on an annual basis as Kenyan and the government in general?

Right now more than 17,000 people displaced by current floods and more than 10 dead and more numbers buried underground by the recent land slide in rift valley cause by heavy rains. What about COVID 19, about 355 infections country wide, 14 deaths and more than 100 recoveries and around 65% of the infected don’t even show the symptoms which means they can even recover from home if they isolate themselves. But the amount of funds given to them by both the government and world wide organization are very huge just because it doesn’t choose who it infects, it deals with both the poor and the rich and the poor at once get to enjoy the good treat at the cost of the rich. If you know what i mean?

I tend to belief because the corona virus doesn’t choose weather you are rich or poor, you live in the best houses or slums, powerful or useless, first world or third world. It gets all the marketing and promotion it doesn’t deserve compared to this floods now killing and leaving lots of people homeless in remote areas of my country Kenya right now.

I campaign and will always campaign to giving the same attention to any calamities affecting my country and by now we should not be having lives being lost by what i will call poor planning and taking things casual just because its not affecting the powerful people in the society. The way the big and stable organization and businesses are raising funds to manage COVID 19, they should also do the same to the flooding happening now in Kenya.

GOD BLESS KENYA

Kenyan and the government at large through different organizations and stakeholders are doing their best to sensitize people on the measures to be taken in fighting the corona virus pandemic, i am sure we will overcome this as a world in general because this a common enemy that is being fought globally.

Kenya happened to have one of the biggest refugee camp, DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP. What are the government plans on their health and the measures taken to ensure the corona virus doesn’t spread inside the refugee camp.

Corona virus in Kenya  right now is being spread by those guys who don’t have travel history and that means its within us, and anybody can be spreading it now. You never know weather the person beside you have it or not because in Kenya unless someone is severely sick, he will never go to an hospital for treatment.

As much as we are concentrating a lot on the mass testing now within the area highly affected, we should not forget we need to protect the places which haven’t recorded any case of corona virus infection. Am not sure if the dadaab refugee camp is under Kenyan responsibility or the United Nation but what i know is that we might win the war in major places but the refugees if forgotten will be the one to bring us back to zero again so at this moment all the small details are very important to win this war.

I belief we need a strategy to protect and care for those in the dadaab refugee camps with equal measures as we do in a normal Kenyan citizen in Nairobi, Mombasa or even Kisumu among other major towns in Kenya. I cant confirm if they obey curfew there, a measure our government as taken to protect his citizen and if they rules are being followed.

The refugee camp need to be sensitized a lot on the ongoing corona virus and how they should protect themselves and put under serious supervision because most of them ran from their countries because of war, they have seen lots of death and they might take the corona virus very casual which might end up affecting the innocent citizens in future.

GOD BLESS KENYA

 

If you look at the above image, you will think it was taken some months ago before the corona virus epidemic was discovered. How organized and disciplined they are towards what brought them here as they wait patiently to be served.

To your surprise, the photo was taken yesterday in Kibera as the residents were lining up for the foods donated to them. The government as talked a lot about social distance and i belief their is a lot of campaign here in Kenya encouraging social distance and use of face masks in public place, but its not working.

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I don’t blame them, it was charity food distribution activity to the residents of Kibera and because of poor coordination and organization in this slum residence, the field was for only the strongest survive.  Am sure with the own going person to person corona virus infection,  a lot of people here put their family at a very high risk of getting infected in the name of going to fetch them food from the specific charity organization. Unfortunately, two people lost their lives from this unorganized food distribution process and several injured during this struggle to get food.

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Kibera slums as a big population and when my friends and i distributed the food we went to door to door. We never manged to reach all the households because we didn’t raise enough funds but at least we never lost anyone in this process, why? Because door to door distribution works better in this surrounding than calling everyone in an open area to distribute food, they will automatically fight for it. 

My point is i know every organization wants to help those in need of food now with the lock downs and curfews all over and  but their is a better way than risking their life in public places. What’s the need of giving them food then in the process they get affected with Corona Virus then you loose their lives before eating. DOOR TO DOOR distribution will work better here in Kenya if our objective is to keep them stay at home safe and provide for their basic needs and the government is very clear on this.