Letter from Africa: Kenyans beg for mercy

Letter from Africa: Kenyans beg for mercy
 

In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu considers what the collapse of a building in Nairobi reveals about Kenyan society.
"Huruma" is a Swahili word meaning mercy.
It is also the name of the district of the city that has attracted world attention following the building collapse that killed 51 people.
Judging by the sad events of Huruma, and many other previous tragedies, it is safe to say that the majority of Kenyans live by the mercy of God.
The collapse of the building is a reflection of a society that is collapsing bit by bit, day by day.
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13 May 2016 in World News, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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