The year started on a sound note we applied for trainings and for the first time application were approved with goodies airport transfers e.t.c Mid March the President declared lock down, no social gatherings e. t. c dreams shattered !!!! Life has changed living from know to unknown schools were closed our girls were exchanging sex for sanitary towels, boys were hawking masks, ripe bananas, women exchanging sex for firewood to avoid being taken to court. Expectant mothers not attending ANC, stock out of vaccines and family planning commodities, cases of domestic violence ,incest. In August the president uplifted lock down economy was and is still wanting. Though cases of diarrhoea reduced people are now washing hands.At the moment we are losing people with underlying issues due to covid 19 they are taken to hospital when their health has deteriorated. Our health systems not well equipped and oxygen equipment are lying in Mombasa due to high tax national government not releasing money to sub national level.
This story was submitted in response to Dispatches from the COVID-19 Pandemic.