Corona virus survivors are now coming out in the wake of this pandemic, as they fight stigmatization and financial challenges, claiming that Kenyan government is not doing enough to help them incorporate back into society.
Speaking exclusively to Ruben Fm’s Gumzo Mtaani Show, seasoned journalist Victor Amadala was not impressed by the government’s efforts.
“I am glad that my company and colleagues at work have been very supportive. It’s really crazy when you see how the Kenyan government is creating fear among its public. This is happening on how they are treating coronavirus victims who are alive and those ones who have died,” said Amadala who currently works for Radio Africa group, the Star.
Amadala also was critical of the alleged 43 billion shillings that have been lost during this Covid 19 pandemic after an expose by a local TV station.
“The fight against corruption in Kenya lacks political goodwill. It is unfortunate that President Uhuru Kenyatta is alone in this,” Amadala said and added that Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe should take responsibility and step aside pending investigations.
Another Corona virus survivor Musa Otieno was also critical of the Kenyan government. The former Harambee Stars captain faced massive stigmatization from the onset of his treatment. He went ahead to lament that after being released, no one told him of how to get psychological help since he had started to get depressed.
The Kenyan Government’s programs during the Corona virus pandemic are facing massive challenges now. Apart from the alleged stolen money, survivors are now coming out and they clearly need help.
All eyes are now on the government, to see if psychological services can be openly advertised so that survivors know where to go and find help in case they fall into depression.
By Shadrack Andenga Odinga