It’s tough times for everyone. “There’s no money,” “I have not been paid,” “I’m broke” and “it’s happening to everyone” are the new vocabularies in town. We have seen help going to the lower class, both food and rent relief.
I don’t know about the rich, maybe they are doing just fine. I’m here for the middle-class people. How are they coping? What has happened to that individual staying in Ruaka, Buruburu, Kilimani, Syokimau, who has lost his/her job, exhausted his/her savings, is sleeping hungry and is about to face eviction?
Is there any sort of help going out for them? Who is looking out for them? I believe we are all humans and we all need empathy regardless of our status in life. If everyone has been affected, then everyone should be helped.
It is a strainingbperiod to be in.All sectors have been affected differently and the aid targets the most vulnerable people- class target.
Forgotten might be a strong word, but prioritised help is.No use of political correctness. The reduction in Taxes and levies was away to cater for all, including middle class.
Yes, there are those in worse position as middle class.There are those faring well.For those with business, farm etc as sole business/partnership there has been an ease on mortgage and loan repayment.A safe haven period.
All other private matter to which the government is not directly involved such as rent is a matter of choice by the Landlord to waiver the rent or make a reduction on its payment.Or even give a grace period for payment.
There are also private individuals and groups who assist each other and peeps within and far away from their areas.
The middle class in Kenya are the majority, sadly they can’t speak in one voice for them to be heard.
We are on our own