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.
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.
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.