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Hunger and Starvation, Where Are We Going Wrong?

hunger and starvation

hunger and starvation

Every year, the country goes down on knees because of hunger and famine. In the recent report by the IMF, hunger affects a good percentage of people annually.

The nation that receives high amount of rainfall in most of the regions has not put up measures to curb the repetition of hunger situation in the country. We learn the hard way every year, but we never implement our lessons in real life.

Are most Kenyans facing hunger and starvation in their homes?

Even though everyone is on his or her own, we can see the similarities that ascertain the chances of having a common problem.

-Response to a call for help: In Nairobi it is a common trend where one will get mugged and other people will just pass by as if seeing nothing –minding their own business. Believe me, it is not about fear facing the same fate, they just do not think it is their problem…

Recently, I came to note that most people are like one. A call for help attracts a crowd that can do any kind of evil to the culprit. The common victims being pick pockets and petty day light robbers.

I think people are angry because the economy is not favorable for them. A good reason they would relieve their anger on anyone who goes for easy cash. As the saying goes, hungry man is an angry man.

Trekking To and from work: Only lack of money can make someone to wake up as early as 4am in the morning and decide to trek to his or her working place. This can be one way of saving money or the person has none at all.

For those with personal vehicles, they hit the road early in the morning to beat the traffic jam on our busy roads— saving fuel.

Kenya remains the nation of hard working individuals. Most of them working for over twelve hours a day, and at the end they receive so little to sustain monthly expenses.

The only thing that the government should do to limit hardship-facing majority of Kenyans coming up with measures to uplift agricultural industry.

We have all it takes to be better!

 

How Genuine Street Beggars Get Raw Deal in Nairobi

“Do not pick it, leave it alone.”

the statue of a street beggar

the statue of a street beggar by marmax in pixabay

I finally saw the light and reason why a genuine beggar would stand there on the streets with a cup for collection of money from well-wishers but ends up having nothing at all because someone is so afraid of being a pauper in Nairobi.

It came to me one day when I was walking on the streets of Nairobi. I was in accompany of a friend of mine, smartly dressed and a show of high status in our society. The guy was bragging about his life and how his success in business which elevated him into the life he always dreamt of.

The Value Of A Coin

 

 

 

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“You know what buddy… every coin that comes in your pocket is all that matters when you’re in business like mine…’’ The person was saying to me.

I wondered why he was telling me all that in public place. All I needed was a quick delivery of package and off. His business and his wealth was his secret that no one else should care about, leave alone talking about it on top of his voice and laughing exaggeratedly on simple issues.

Genuine Needy Person

There was a beggar who had disabilities on both legs and his hand too indicated some weaknesses. The friend of mine looked at him and started searching for something in his pockets. After some seconds of fruitless effort, he turned to me and asked, “Do you have some coins, I need to give him something, but it seems I have high value currency notes with me…” Blah blah blah… I saw it fit to give him a twenty shillings coin that he handed it over to the needy man. In his words, he said that his coins end on the streets…not buying from hawkers but giving them away to those who need them the most.

Negative Thought About Street Coin

We reached on a busy street. There was a ten-shilling coin being kicked and stepped on by passersby. I made up my mind to pick it up but he told me not to because it was a shameful act… I reminded him that ‘there are those who need it the most’, but he insisted that it was of no use. I picked it anyway and later gave it away because that was my intention.

Fake Beggar Revealed

We were in public transport vehicle, commonly known as Matatu, when I was surprised to see him give away my twenty-shilling coin as bus fare. I thought he gave it away to the beggar but he tricked me and kept the money for himself…. I understood why he had to say that ‘every coin that comes in his pocket is what matters in his business.’

Oops! It is so hard to deal with fake beggars in Nairobi as genuine needy persons stuck with nothing but time to wait.