Starehe MP Charles Njagua famously known as Jaguar has shared his two cents on the looming Covid-19 crisis and called the government to a swift action as a result of the corona virus pandemic.
In his early morning tweet dated May 19, Jaguar opined that there was need to put social protection measures in place before lock down of congested areas, as congestion harbors a breeding environment for the spread of the Covid- 19 virus.
” Social protection measures must be in place before lock down of congested. For example, suspension of rent and loans for the duration of the lock down. The provision of free food. Utilities used within this period such as water and electricity has to be free,” wrote the Starehe MP.
In the wake of the anticipated lock down of the city and important services like transportation, Kenyans have expressed concern of possible hunger pangs should the government take that strict measure to curb the spread of corona.
This is because most Kenyans work from hand to mouth in that, a third of the Kenyan population are casual laborers who depend on daily ‘vibaruas’ to put food on the table for their loved ones.
In addition, its through the odd jobs that most Kenyans are able to raise enough money for rent, electricity and water bills. Suspension of the trio is a noble idea but can Kenya sustain it?