The Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged kenyan families since its onset in the country in December 2019. The disease adversely affected many livelihoods plunging citizens into abject poverty following the closure of businesses and massive job loses. The closure 9f the economy and stringent measures taken by government such as lockdowns and curfews combined to dwindle the incomes of citizens. The civil servants were cushioned against the hard economic times by the government through tax reliefs but that didn't last long . The goes withdrew the relief effective 1st of January leaving salaried kenyans in trouble after failing to repay loans secured with the tax relief.
The third wave of the pandemic has hit hard with infection and mortality rates rising. Many kenyans have succumbed to the pandemic in the recent weeks.This has prompted tough measures to be taken to contain the spread of the Corona virus. The Homa Bay County Commissioner Moses Lilan has barred residents from eating in funerals as a measure for taming the rate of Covid-19 infections in the county. The residents of Homa Bay and Kisii counties have asked to refrain from visiting families that have lost members. The two measures will go a great mile in curbing the spread of the Corona virus. The County Commissioner directed that burial ceremonies be conducted strictly within 72 hours after confirmation of death.The ban on feasting at funerals comes as a big blow to residents who are fond of eating during such ceremonies . The officials have also called on residents to abide by the Covid-19 safety protocols.
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