At present, the whole world is speaking one language: Coronavirus! This virus which broke out from China late last year has caused a global panic and fear. The rapid spread of this virus has made the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare it a pandemic.

The virus has made its way to many countries causing infections that have led to many being quarantined, and has left many others dead. For instance in Kenya, the Ministry of Health announced the index case of the Covid-19 in the country on March 13, 2020. And since then, the number of confirmed cases has risen to 31 as of March 26, 2020. Hekima University College followed the instruction of the government to shut down all schools on Friday, March 21, 2020.

At the moment all classes have been moved online, we continue our mission of studies via zoom in our rooms. We are also maintaining social distancing and washing our hands as some of the preventive measure we are all advised to follow in order to keep this virus at bay. The Coronavirus has affected our social life at Hekima, many of us no longer sit and chat as we always do, the masses in the small communities have been stopped, and the refectory chairs have been rearranged to four people. It is our hope that this global pandemic will end soon.

As we journey towards Easter, we pray for those who have been infected with this virus and those that have died that God may be present to them.

Stay Safe brothers!

Here are some pictures to illustrate how quiet Hekima College and the Jesuit community have been.

  Hekima Collage