PS- 9TH DECEMBER IS ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY- MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY BEING TRUE TO YOURSELF,REPORT CORRUPTION LET US SAY NO TO IT. DON’T GIVE BRIBES.
I went to some remote place in the Rift Valley during the World AIDS day and happened to meet some old man from Turkana. He caught my attention and wanted to know more about him and why he was there. We talked and he really opened up. Despite the language barrier I some how got his story. It really touched me to learn that media cover so much of their problems but no much help is offered. Corruption according to him is so rampant in their area and has become like a way of life. His is a sad story and the reason he was in Nakuru is because he was seeking some justice.Below is his story:
My wife was really sick and I had to rush her to hospital. She had some bleeding that wouldn’t stop. It saddens me when I remember I LOST HER due to some corrupt doctors who could not attend to her despite her emergency state. Up to now 4years on am still seeking for some justice and my 8 kids who were left at a tender age have nothing to eat and education to them is history.
The patron in charge told me that all beds are booked and there is no space unless i had an extra Kshs.5000 for her to look for an extra bed. Can you imagine having a patient in this case some one close to you who is bleeding profusely in a condition that no one understands what it is, then this silly patron says i give her an extra KSh 5000.Seriously what was I supposed to do having less than two thousand bob?
It pains me when i remember that my wife died in my hands in our rural home where hospitals are miles and miles away. Can we please address this issue with some seriousness? In my home area even getting security from the police you need to bribe them in short we are the poorest in the country and we suffer the most because the government has neglected us. We feel like we are not part of Kenya. The relief food sent by Red Cross some people take advantage and sell it to us.
It is so sad. The irony here is that we have the most problems yet I feel that we are the most corrupt because our families need all these basic needs which do not come easily especially for those who have no money. The government has forgotten about us and we have lost our only source of life-our cattle, sheep, goat and camels. There are no rains and diseases like cholera are killing my people like flash.