Coronavirus: What point of “AVOID SOCIAL GATHERINGS” is too difficult for Kenyans to understand?
A Polite reminder: My fellow Kenyans, Coronavirus is a worldwide pandemic, do not confuse it with desert locusts
Are Kenyans waiting for Kenya’s coronavirus death toll to rival that of Italy before heeding President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Directives?
I was dumbfounded yesterday as I sat watching what I may term as the bottomless pit of ignorance demonstrated by Kenyans when Citizen TV aired a live video clip of congregants in a Narok based church drenching in “Gospel extra musica” and competing to outdo each other by showcasing their latest “Vunja mifupa” styles in church.
Coincidentally, a Narok-based woman who had flown into the country has been forcefully quarantined after being spotted in a church service.
The question that immediately comes into my mind is “What point of “AVOID SOCIAL GATHERINGS” is too difficult for Kenyans to understand even after the number of Coronavirus cases rose?”
If you are feeling me right now, then I feel safe that I will not be forced to swallow my words once I publish this article.
A critical look at the Citizen Television Presenter’s faces revealed the turmoil which threatened to rip their hearts apart.
How can Kenyans be so careless at this critical stage when first world countries’ healthcare systems such as Italy have been brought to their knees?
Have Kenyans become disillusioned? May be they are geared towards the tear gas mentality before they can take their President’s directives seriously.
Despite President Uhuru Kenyatta’s stern warning and the numerous pleas by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe directing Kenyans to stay away from social gatherings and observe social distancing, Kenyans cannot simply comply.
Why should they? Their tin ears cannot comprehend a simple phrase “avoid social gatherings”.
Besides all Coronavirus cases in Kenya are imported and no one has died. The death toll in Italy is high because majority of the population is old. Therefore, the government should shut down Kenya’s borders and leave the rest of the population go about their businesses as usual.
These are some of the reasons that Kenyans are using to fool themselves and other health dimwits around.
This explains why some churches are getting suffocated to an extent that they want to collect “sadaka” translated to mean tithes and offerings via Paybill.
How insensitive can some churches get? What important church projects are likely to stall in this era of coronavirus? Does the church understand that Kenyans are staring at a worse predicament given that the country has suffered double tragedy- desert locusts and now coronavirus?
I would also like to send a polite reminder to Kenyan parents. Please note that your children are your responsibility. Do not leave them roaming in streets looking for what God knows what.
If they contract the Covid 19 virus that market that you wake up as early as 5.00 am or your job for that matter will become futile.
The Government has already done its bit, airing lessons for all learners in Kenya from Grade three up to form four levels. It is time you woke up to the reality that the coronavirus outbreak in Kenya is no joke.
Let us shun this habit of playing the part of doubting Thomas. If Coronavirus spreads in Kenya, things are bound to get thick.
Think of the endless hours that you take waiting to book a doctor’s appointment and the number of deaths in Kenya that result from medical negligence.
If coronavirus comes knocking, do you think that we have more ability and workforce to deal with it than Italy, a well- developed nation?