Firstly condolences to the families and friends who lost their loved ones . Death is painful and losing a breadwinner is even worse.
Let me comment as follows
- Kenyans MUST stop this bad habit of running towards an incident scene. If you notice that it involves a fuel tanker run away. If you happen to be in traffic you are even advised to get out of your car and find a safe space. You can get another car but not another you.
Have you noticed how motorists slow down to take a peek of an accident scene leading to a serious gridlock. Our appetite for bad news is on another level. What joy do you get looking at mangled vehicle and broken bones ?
- Now let’s talk about poverty. We are quick to blame poverty that is driving people to go and scoop fuel from a tanker. Let me brutally honest , real poverty is when you dont even know where your next meal will come from not when you are riding a motorcycle and holding a good Samsung in your hands. If you can afford all this then it means it is not worth putting your life at risk for some 10 litres or 20 litres petrol. Well you may choose to call me names but most of these guys scooping fuel are healthy and not malnourished. It is not like they have had nothing to eat for ages.
My fellow Kenyans let me tell you It’s not about poverty, it’s about GREED . Our leaders have shown us that grabbing is cool hence you now see it across the board. A housewife will bolt out of her house with a Jerican to get a share of the fuel little does she know that will be the last time she will be seen alive.
A fuel tanker that is spewing its contents is nothing but death calling you. What motivates a 12 year old boy to go scooping petrol from a fuel tanker ? He is starting the grabiosis bad habit at very early age. We must STOP this bad habit .
Blaming government wont help . You make that personal choice to place yourself in the way of harm .
Chukua jukumu . Maisha ni yako. Maisha sio ya serikali.