PROTOCOLS HARD TO FOLLOW

ODERO TREZER: Curfew has impacted Kenyans negatively and positively

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, life has never been the same

In Summary

•Many people have been living from hand to mouth as many employees have suffered layoffs.

•With matatus now carrying passengers in full capacity, Kenyans have wanted curfew cancelled and not reconsidered.

Kenyans have always embraced the 24/7 economy. This system implies working day and night to maintain families.

Parents with large families, not limited to their children only, have suffered a great deal as they have to ensure the large extended families are taken care of.

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in March last year, life has never been the same.

Many people have been living from hand to mouth as many employees have suffered layoffs.

The companies or organizations that employed them were not able to keep up with a certain number of employees to maintain the Covid-19 protocols.

Again, the companies that were completely unable to keep up with the protocols were forced to close down thereby rendering all employees jobless.

The protocols, on the other hand, have been dire to keep up with.

The initial 7pm to 4am curfew was detrimental as businesses faced losses and even final closure most especially those dealing with perishable goods.

The pushing of the curfew hours from 7 pm to 10 pm was warmly welcomed but still challenged as many people argue that it acts uselessly.

It put many Kenyans at crossroads with no clear decisions. If not for the reunited families, many business are still having a public outcry over the same.

With matatus now carrying passengers in full capacity, Kenyans have wanted curfew cancelled and not reconsidered.

With the latest presidential address extending curfew for another sixty days, Kenyans still have to endure the tough times to await their fate after the sixty days.

In as much as Covid-19 is deadly and care needs to be taken, Kenyans have always inclined their arguments with the running political rallies terming them more deadly than the night operations.

On the positive side, the curfew has helped reduce the reckless drinking that was exposing most people to the risk of contracting the pandemic.

On the greatest side, most families are always together as opposed to the initial late arrival from work as was existing earlier.

Curfew can be good or bad depending on the nature of employment an individual is entitled to or the kind of business an individual runs.

 

Edited by Kiilu Damaris