Brenda Ivy Cherotich and her friend Brian were supposed to be stories of hope. Hope that man can triumph over the dreaded coronavirus.
Brenda especially travelled from the US, realised she could be sick and took herself to the hospital where she remained isolated for more than 20 days. But she still came out with a huge smile.
In a gloomy world where the government has imposed several stringent measures to contain the spread of the virus, where police officers have allegedly killed at least four people within five days, Brenda and Brian were supposed to give us a reason to smile.
But Kenyans being Kenyans chose to do the exact opposite of what was expected of us and turned into cyberbullies. We feel sorry for Brenda who recovered from COVID-19 but may go into depression for brutal trolls she has been subjected to on social media.
Someone even had the guts to leak her nudes on social media. How low can we sink as a country? Surviving coronavirus does not mean you don’t have flaws.
You are even worse if you have tried justifying Brenda’s nudes to another incident which happened to a famous governor last week. Both incidents are wrong and two wrongs do not make a right.
Brenda’s story might have some inconsistencies but that doesn’t mean she didn’t suffer from COVID-19. We hope that the person who leaked those nudes will be brought to justice.
Stubborn Nun Defies Quarantine Order after Contact With Positive Priest
Police officers in Bungoma have placed a nun under mandatory quarantine after she allegedly refused to lock herself in isolation.
The nun is said to have interacted with a priest from Siaya who tested positive for coronavirus last week. Several appeals to have her self-quarantine for 14 days, however, fell on deaf ears, forcing police to arrest and place her under forced confinement.
You Have 2 Days to Obtain Face Masks
You only have just two days to ensure that you have a facemask following the new directive by the government on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
Addressing the media at Afya House, the Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe directed Kenyans to obtain facemasks in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, which is on the increase in the country.
The Sorry Story of Kenyan Doctors Fighting COVID-19
At the heart of Mbagathi Infectious Disease Unit, the designated primary isolation centre for Kenya, are only six doctors and 14 nurses doing the day-to-day tasks of fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic.
While they still remain faceless and nameless for now, the weight of Kenya’s state of unpreparedness, if the isolation unit is a reflection of the whole country, is weighing heavily on them. Now they are talking about the challenges facing them and the country.
As the effects of COVID-19 continue to worsen, do you think it is time the government forced all landlords to waive rent for at least three months?