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KIBERA RESIDENTS LEFT HOMELESS DURING COVID 19 TIMES

Currently the whole world is fighting corona and scientists everywhere are working extra hard in trying the different phases of the virus developed so far. All the concentration are now on this virus vaccine and everyone is giving his best to prevent this.

Unfortunately for the residents of Kibera slums things are not good to them. They woke up to going to work as usual and at work they left everything fine in the one room iron sheet house, only to come back in the evening to find out they have no where to call home.

Their house were destroyed because they are near the train line. Which is a bad thing and for their safety is the right thing to do but do we need to do it right now when we are recording almost 300 cases of corona virus positive cases a day. We need this people to stay home and stay safe but how will they do that if they don’t have a home to stay. Instead of preventing the corona virus we are exposing more families to this virus which is a bad move to make right now.

So this families are forced to camp in churches and open fields where am sure they are congested and not maintaining social distance and with a record positive case of more than 35000 in Kenya so far, we don’t know how serious the case will be when he keep exposing our citizen to this virus. The living standards is already difficult for this kibera slums resident and we should support them now more than making it more hard for them. I would like to appreciate the organizations that has created this awareness and gave a helping hard to this families and may almighty God bless you more. Thanks

Games Public transport play during Covid 19

We have been trying our best to reduce the Corona positive cases numbers in Kenya since the government did away with some restrictions but is it working? That’s the question we should ask ourselves.

Our public service vehicles have started posting posters that shows how far we need to sit away from each other but they are doing exactly the opposite of what’s needed and what they advice.

Just the other day on my way from Kibera to Kawangware, some of the most popular places here in Nairobi. I went into a bus and saw the stickers and I thought this was a very good initiative that I should support and even congratulate them for the good job they are doing to reduce the curve.

Little did I know that the “Do not sit here ” sticker was posted to pass the traffic police road block then later we will be packed to fill those remaining seats. We tend to try fool the authority but at the end of the day we are putting ourselves and others at a risk of Covid 19 infection. Its high time we start been our neighbours keeper because we only live once and the virus has given enough proof that it can take anyone’s life regardless of our age.

God bless Kenya

Cultural circumcision month in Kenya at this time of Corona Virus Infection

Bukusu tribe in Kenya has been practice one of their old culture for years now and it’s that time of the year when the tribe practice their most celebrated culture that it is believed to transform young men into adult.

Male circumcision usually happen when we approach August or the month of August, at this time of the month everything comes to a stop in Western Kenya because it’s one big occasion that see some of the tribe members ensure their kids travel to attend this transforming process that is believed to be changing young men into Adult. It is believed if you are circumcised under this traditional practice and by the elders in the club, you are a man enough to overcome pain because it is not done in hospital but rather at home in the presence of villagers and clans men.

The Bukusu and western region circumcision this year might experience difficulties and in some places it will not happen for the first time in history but am sure other will ignore the situation and carry on with the practice dispute the increasing numbers of Corona virus positive cases reported.

The government is very aware of the traditional circumcision practice that take place yearly and have advice that with the current situation it will be advisable for it to take place at the hospital but am not sure if that will happen. If we can keep safe now and it will be hard for us to take part in our future cultural practice and I can tell you how big this practice is here in Kenya because in some place if you visit and you are of the same age of those been circumcised and you are not circumcised, you will be forcefully be circumcised and you can’t do nothing about it because you are in a wrong place at the right time.

So with the current Covid situation, the future of this very celebrated Western circumcision celebration culture matters a lot than the current practice. Their is no need to put lives at risk for something we will have more years to practice after the Corona virus is managed or gone.

God bless Kenya

Ghetto fire during Corona Virus times

Life in Kibera is a living proof that God exist and will always protect his people. The picture above looks like their is a lot of fire woods but this are the pieces of a house that got burnt to ashes last night in Makina village of Kibera.

Life for informal settlement dwellers is already a challenge at this time of Corona, the people of Kibera depend on well wishers for food donation, water because with the current situation most of them have lost their works and closed their small scales business because of the pandemic. With Kenya recording more than 600 positive cases a day. Life is becoming more difficult now with the reality of the Corona virus now being seen.

More than eight families lost their place of stay and they will be spending the night at a friends place or in the colds for now, few well wishers are helping them find new place to stay, but life will never be the same again because they are going to start from zero now and with the Corona virus at it best now, spreading very fast in Kibera. They are even in more troubles and risk of contracting the virus.

Few of their stuffs that are remaining are not even worth keeping but with the grace of our faithful God, we just keep them in our prayers and gave the little we had but how long will the food we give them last or how safe will they be when they still dont have their place to stay. We are sure they will build again their new houses but how many are willing to give a helping hand at this Corona Virus if they are advice to stay at home and keep distance. God is in control and we prayer they get help fast.

God help Kenya

FIGHT FOR FAME BETWEEN COVID 19, FLOODING AND HUNGER IN KENYA

We come to this world very innocent and not knowing what it holds for us. Just like the New Year celebration came and everyone was happy welcoming the year 2020. We had plans, plans for development, traveling the world, changing lives, working on new projects, succeeding and many more. Some of us just got new plans on starting a well-paying job but with what is happening now. We can’t predict the future and most of us just wish we go back to 2019 or we can assume 2020 never existed and head to 2021.

Current Kenya is facing tough time just like the world in general but we have three ‘’virus’’ really affecting us but I think two of them are not that popular because it only affecting the poor in the society.

Lately we have had very heavy rains in Kenya and it has left more than 70,000 people homeless and had 164 flood related deaths. This numbers are very threatening and even more dangerous with the rain still expected to continue till the end of the month. This something that we as a country should be able to handle because it’s not the first, second or third time but we have been having floods for years now, no permanent solution has been found till now. If this was to happen in any first world country and the lives of 164 people lost just because they can’t  get permanent solution, someone somewhere in the top government authority would have lost his job for sleeping at work. But in Kenya, the abnormal are normal and the other way round makes sense for most of us too.

The COVID 19 situation has brought the best of Kenyan too, The brotherhood in this country during pandemic is unbelievable. Volunteers including me have been using our connects to raise funds to make sure no household is lacking food to eat, private sectors has also contributed a lot in this and to your surprise the government and politicians also have a hand in this, regardless of tribe. This is one of the normal that looks abnormal in Kenya. A lot of foods have been distributed in the slums of Nairobi mostly, since the lock down of major cities here in Kenya. This the spirit needed all the time and it just made us realize that we are not the problem toward the peace and development of our country but dirty politician are and if you think am lying then kindly remind yourself on what happens before and after every presidential election in Kenya. There you go, you have the answer. Unless we become our brother’s keeper all the time even after the pandemic, we will still have one unrealized pandemic in Kenya called dirty politician virus.

And lastly the COVID 19 situation is getting bad just like is expected, the mass testing is reviling a lot of what has been hidden all this time. My question is how prepared  are we with the mass testing and the stigma it is cause as the government, most people argue that they can live with the virus just like some are living with AIDS and DIABETES among other diseases and still work but they are forgetting its effects on the old aged citizen. The government is doing all it can and for the first time since I started blogging I can say some positive thing about my government, but at this moment we get the opportunity to do it for ourselves and at the end of the day, analyze our model as person if it is working. The government will be there to help but it is up to us to maintain social distance, wash our hand and sanitizer to make it easy for our health service providers to help fight COVID 19.

Last but not least, we are fighting COVID 19 among other internal virus here in Kenya and just to mention a few, heavy flooding, hunger and fear of the mismanagement of the COVID 19 funds. But this all situations has made us more stronger than before because we now realized the spirit of giving more than taking regardless of the tribe and the conflicts we have had before. This  the kind of Kenya we want for the coming generation and we should maintain it even after the COVID 19 situation is gone. All this will be tasted in the coming 2020 election and if we win this, we can also win against bad political virus that affects us after every 5 years. Let’s get a permanent solution to proudly being Kenyan than regretting why am Kenyan.

HOW PREPARED ARE OUR REFUGEE CAMPS FOR COVID-19

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