The Ministry of Health confirmed the first case of COVID-19 on March 12, 2020. That resulted in security measures and containment across the country. The community received the news with fear and uncertainty. Schools closed indefinitely and have resulted in many children being at home. In the rural set up there has been an increase in gender-based violence. Many rural homes within Kajiado County continue to struggle to have their basic needs met. Many families have lost their livelihoods as markets closed and many families can’t access proper sanitation measures and lack adequate health resources and information. These harmful effects most severely impact children, women (mostly widowed and living with HIV/AIDS), and youth.
Our Covid-19 Response Report: