The world is currently mourning thousands of people who perished in a series of earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria at the beginning of this week.
Social media is awash with traumatizing videos of the moments the quakes struck, showing towering buildings being flattened in seconds.
This morning, The Guardian reports that the death toll has already surpassed 4000 people, with the BBC adding that this number could multiply eight-fold.
It is human nature to always find something to complain about, and , when such tragedies strike, opportunities of self reflection arise, and we can acknowledge the blessing of life.
In our country, for example, we have so much to complain about; poverty, corruption, absurd costs of living, and poor governance.
in the midst of this crisis, we often forget to be thankful for one big advantage granted to us: Favorable geographical positioning and a good climate.
Enviable countries like the US may be years ahead of us in terms of overall advancement, but nature is not so friendly to them and keeps throwing hurricanes, tornados, and floods their way every other month.
The same applies to Asian countries such as Japan that breath a sigh of relief every day that passes without earthquakes, and in Europe, where wild fires have become the order of the day in the summer.
Today, even as we wallow in the misery of our economic status, let us not forget to express gratitude for the little things we overlook everyday, such as balanced weather and minimal tragedies arising from Acts of God.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today;
Sources Reveal Why Uhuru Cancelled A High Profile DRC Meeting In Last Minute, Cite Govt Involvement
Sources have indicated that former President Uhuru Kenyatta cancelled his trip after his delegation was brutally cut down by top government bureaucrat’s.
It has been indicated that Uhuru Kenyatta’s team sent a list of seventeen names who were to accompany him on the trip, but the government decided to scale it down to five.
Kenyans Told Raila Might be Done With Azimio, Name of The New Movement he is Working on Revealed
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga seems to have already made up his mind to do away with the Azimio La Umoja coalition, Strategic Political Advisor Dr Barack Muluka has said.
Azimio was formed in the run up to the 2022 general election, and brought together several parliament, top of the list being ODM, former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee, Wiper and Narc Kenya.
Sifuna Addresses the Ongoing Reports on Whether “Jeshi ya Baba” Will Take Over From Azimio or Not
In their quest to outsmart Kenya Kwanza’s government, Azimio la Umoja one Kenya Coalition have unleashed their youth group dubbed as ‘Jeshi ya Baba’ which has instead raised speculations on whether it will take over from the Coalition.
That is according to a report covered by a publication done on Tuesday’s standard dated 7th January 2023 which discloses Edwin Sifuna’s remarks on the said group.
What do you think is Raila’s game plan amid his calls for resistance against the government; is he positioning himself to run again in 2027, or is he just giving the country a vibrant opposition?