The Coronavirus pandemic in the country will highly contribute to population growth in the country.
According to experts, the recent lock down in the country forced many people to stay in their homes thus reproducing at high rate.
According to Abdi Daib social and humanity expert, the lock down will results into many births compared to the Covid-19 deaths.
“Together with other experts, we worked in various refugee camps and our sequence of studies revealed that by locking people inside their houses will result into high birth rates. This will be experienced during the entire Covid-19 period,” he revealed.
Daib challenged the government to prepare for a population hike and ensure all Kenyans access to universal health care, decent housing and other basic services.
According to Daib, Covid-19 has brought various changes within the community and people should not be worried about the changes.
“What we now refer to the ‘new normal’ might last for as long as we imagined, so let’s all abide with the health and safety guidelines,” warned Daib.
He said the ‘new normal’ has affected people’s way of living.
“We should put aside our cultures and safeguard our health, we have to maintain physical distance and at all times wear face masks,” noted Mr. Daib.
He said the second Covid-19 wave is very strong urging Kenyans to strictly follow all the containment measures provided by the Ministry of health.
He said the elderly people and the youthful generations may suffer the most because they always find it difficult to maintain physical distance.
[Social and Humanity expert Abdi Daib. Photo/courtesy].
Daib said the elderly who always feel comfortable, secure and happy with their young people and grandchildren around are also experiencing hardships since they should be left in safe places while at home.
They are also advised to minimise engagement with their young generation since they remain vulnerable.
However, with all these challenges, we should all embrace the new normal which has abruptly changed our way of living,” said Daib.
In the 2019 national census Kenya recorded a population of 47 million people.