Tuesday
July 14
2020

Kenyans Embrace E-Gifting as COVID-19 Curtails Gatherings

By  Jerry Omondi

As Kenya continues its fight against COVID-19, Kenyans have been forced to change their lifestyles in one way or another.

The outbreak of the disease in the country prompted the government to impose a months-long nationwide nighttime curfew and a partial lockdown that meant little or no movement for many Kenyans.

Social gatherings were also banned, as authorities sought to clamp down on the spread of the disease.

With Kenyans unable to meet in large numbers, parties, social forums and other events such as weddings, burials, birthday celebrations and baby showers were either suspended or conducted in an entirely different way from the usual.

Photo courtesy of Tai’s Captures.

 

Source: CGTN Africa (link opens in a new window)

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