In the last three months or so, our focus, and rightly so, in Africa and the world over, has been on the coronavirus pandemic. But what other problems are we neglecting, which are even growing worse than before? Are we not incurring some collateral damage that may be hard to reverse if care is not taken?
Like several millions in Africa, Catherine Wanjiru has been eating one meal a day since the end of March, when the lockdown began in Nairobi. As the lockdown progressed even the one meal was no longer guaranteed! Catherine is a fruit hawker along Mombasa Road where on a normal day before the coronavirus she made enough to afford basic needs.