The gap between the rich and the poor in the country we live in has grown at a very alarming rate and has continuously been evident and felt across. From education, jobs across to healthcare,only a portion of the Kenyan population has benefited directly.
There needs to be Pro-Poor policies and continuous investment in healthcare and education to ensure that the benefits of economic growth trickle down to the bottom of the pyramid rather than being concentrated in the hands of a few.
Despite these calls, the same sectors continue to fail miserably due to corruption and embezzlement from officials incharge. Take education for example, as much as the Govt. is trying to execute and improve free primary education, it has faced too many obstacles on the way and the conditions of our public schools where the ordinary Kenyan takes their children continues to drop and an increase of expensive private schools is seen. Avenues for the wealthy to give their own children better education as the ordinary mwanachi’s child struggles.
The same kids have to fight for the few to zero jobs available after receiving their basic education with those kids who got high end sponsorship which come with sophisticated connections that the ordinary wanjiku doesn’t have. How fair? ?
Today we’ve seen the Health Secretary Dr. Cleopa Mailu suspend a directive the National Health Insurance Fund issued to all contributors and beneficiaries limiting their outpatient visits to only FOUR PER YEAR. This would leave the contributors to the pain of Out-of-pocket spending whenever they ail. Classic Greed Move. This would leave young children, covered as beneficiaries under a principal member most affected. The same regulations the NHIF openly defended that they were meant to curb fraudelent claims.
How long will the NHIF continue taking in corporate clients from private insurance companies and treat them as kings at half price and neglecting the poor mwananchi? -Private Insurance Corespondent.
Like who does that to their own contributors who for all we know can’t afford the private medical insurance cover plans all in the name of improving services? Further more, as this continues to happen, these sectors continue to be marked with member strikes each and everyday due to poor or lack of pay. The same Kenyans who can’t afford expensive alternatives.
For how long will this go on? For how long will we have to suffer under this greedy vultures ?