5 Amazing Drone Images by Peter Mkristo

Drone photography is the capture of still images and video by a remotely-operated or autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also known as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or, more commonly, as a drone We all love a good Drone picture, I mean why have a regular picture take when you can have the whole aerial […]

5 Amazing Drone Images by Peter Mkristo

How Knit are we Socially – COVID-19

The state of something is tested when it is at its worst. Corona Virus(Covid-19) is a disease that causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty in breathing.
The Virus has proved itself a riddle and has brought the world to a standstill.
Various Aspects of our day to day lives have been brought to a test.
Ordinary such as handwashing and use of sanitizers now sweep across the glove like a new wave that has never been seen before.
People who are now staying indoors without jobs and those who have been ejected from their houses now grasp the sad picture that majority of unemployed youths face in our country.
The Virus has come as a test to mankind. It has created an awakening in the mind to notice our surroundings and be aware of them.
Remember, the true nature of something is exposed when put to the test or under pressure to give results.
In Kenya, the government expenditure for this financial year is 2.8 Trillion, out of which 47.8 Billion is set aside providing universal health coverage to guarantee quality and affordable healthcare to all Kenyans.
Well wishers and Rotarians have gone out of their way to offer assistance to the less fortunate and the general public by setting up handwashing stations and distributing sanitary products.
People are often distracted by their daily activities and do not really know what is going on around them until something stops in their tracks and makes them aware.
The virus might be a disaster; but maybe it is also the wake up call that we all need.
How do you spend your funds when paid your monthly salary? Do you save so that if you were to stay indoors for a month or two you would survive? Do you now realise how important youth employment is?
How much has the government invested in our healthcare that we can trust them with our health during this moment?

Article by Salome, a friend to Rotaract/Rotary Malindi. Our guest Article Writer.

NON- VIOLENT APPROACH IS THE WAY, ASK ME WHY?

Just the other day, on a Tuesday night at 9:10pm. It was on 15th/10/19 when the unexpected happened. I was coming from a meeting excited about our deliberations and resolutions. Just around the corner, I decided to look through the window, I saw many vehicles parked outside the police station. What might have happened? I wondered. This was something uncommon to me but may be common to many. On a positive side, I could identify and attach some of the vehicles to prominent personalities in the area. So I had some relief that possibly there was a security meeting taking place but lo and behold! You can’t believe this. A famous quote from Mahatma Gandhi that stated “We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it” This quote run through my mind. As far as I could remember, I knew very well without doubt that, nonviolence means avoiding not only external violence of the body but also internal violence of spirit. That’s why Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him” In Malindi sub county, this was not the case as   there was unlawful gathering for a rival for the Ganda ward by-election which was interrupted by supports of the opponent which led to the killing of a 48yr old man. That can be seen as hijacking or curtailing destiny and talent. This is the one million dollar question? For how long will we continue with the belief that violence will cure our challenges? Why not embrace service to humanity over power above fellow humans?  If we are to learn from our past, Nelson Mandela sat in a South African prison for 27 years. He was nonviolent. He negotiated his way out of jail. His honor and suffering of 27 years in a South African prison is really ultimately what brought about the freedom of South Africa. That is a concept of nonviolence according to Coretta Scott King. Why then should we fire gunshots before an election on ward affairs? This is not to imply that it’s right for gunshots to be fired during the same and even in our national electoral affairs. As we Approach voting tomorrow for Ganda ward, this is my message to you, Nonviolence is the way with tools, and positive means to oppose and stop wars and preparations for war, to resist violence, to struggle against political, racial, sexual and economic discrimination and to seek social justice and genuine democracy for Malindians, those in and around Kibera and throughout the world. In regards to this, I call upon my fellow youths to resist any form of bribe geared at starting or propagating violence in our societies because your vote is your SECRET and the POWER in your HAND to make the world a better place.

 

 

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Samuel Ndirangu is a peace loving personality, a youth mentor and a trainer on Corporate-governance, conflict resolution and enterprising skills.

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