Good morning fellow Kenyans,
There is no doubt that everyone is worried about his or her well being in the wake of the ongoing spread of Coronavirus within and without the country. It is a trying moment for the country and the World at large as medical practitioners and scientists race against time to provide hope and long-lasting solution to this heart-rending pandemic.
But even as we hope against all odds to succeed in this toughest battle in the history of the human race, it is important we recognise the effort of brave men and women in the media fraternity.
No bravest sight beats the determination of members of the fourth estate, struggling against adversity, in their quest to inform and educate the public on the state of affairs regarding this pandemic.
In this era of fake news, they have remained timely, balanced and professional in uniting the country against the common course; fighting the Coronavirus.
Their commitment in this trying moment has remained unbowed as they comb through every sector of the economy to bring to the fore the true state of affairs.
It is not too early to commend them. We must not allow one to fall victim so that we can start appreciating their exemplary work. We must applaud them for their courage and unrelenting determination in keeping us informed.
We should give them the energy to soldier on and remind them that hard times are like a washing machine, they twist, turn and knock us around, but in the end, we come out cleaner, brighter and better than before. Above all, we have been tested but we shall overcome.
Here are our top stories today:
Why Coronavirus is Good for Kenya- Alfred Mutua (VIDEO)
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua weighed in on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) discussion, arguing that the confirmation of the disease in Kenya was partly a positive aspect for the nation.
While addressing the press in Machakos County, on Tuesday, March 17, Mutua noted that it was imperative for leaders to fix the health system.
“The Coronavirus has equalized the rich and the poor in Kenya. It is a chance for us leaders to work on how to improve our health systems. It is no longer possible for anyone to travel abroad for treatment and this should be our wake up call to fix our health system, so that we can all get the best here, at home.
Don’t panic, coronavirus survivor tells Kenyans
A coronavirus survivor has urged Kenyans to remain calm as the pandemic continues to cause jitters after the number of confirmed cases increased to four.
Elizabeth Schneider, an American national who has recovered after being infected with the highly contagious disease said is feeling fine now and is not exhibiting any symptoms of the virus.
Speaking in an interview with Citizen TV in the night of Tuesday, March 17, Schneider asked all Kenyans to remain vigilant and follow all the Ministry of Health’s safety measures to remain safe.
Suspend Payment of Rent Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Ledama Olekina Asks the Government
Controversial Narok county senator Ledama Olekina has proposed that the government should suspend the payment of rent by all Kenyans living in rented houses.
According to Ledama, the suspension should take up to three months following the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.
Through a series of tweets on Tuesday, the senator argued that the suspension will enable Kenyans to fight the respiratory infection without worrying about how to pay their rent.
According to Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, the spread of Coronavirus within Kenya has exposed the sorry state of our healthcare system. Was his point a classical case of an own goal since one of the core mandates of his County Government is to ensure a stable and competent healthcare system?