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In Kawangware, landlords remove woman's roof and door for failing to pay rent

During the COVID-19 outbreak, one yet cannot expect mercy from landlords. A woman in Kawangaware, Kenya learned this the hard way. When she failed to pay her April rent, landlords took her roof and door as punishment. Kawangare is a district of Nairobi. Ruth Shiundu lives there with her four children. She has lived there since last December. Things came to loggerheads with her landlord in April when she could not pay her rent. This was reported by Citizen TV.

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In the meantime, the Kenyan government prepares citizens for the worst. This is reported by KTN. 

This news cast was created on behalf of FirmRock Children's Helper Kenya, a mission to relieve the poverty needs of children in Kitui County, Kenya's Itoloni Village area. 
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FirmRock Farm Review presents: Kenya in Peril

Police kill 12 citizens in an attempt to enforce COVID-19 curfews_ 
Andalou Agency reports that Kenya police have killed at least 12 people in an attempt to enforce a dawn to dusk curfew. Now, citizens wear any makeshift mask that they can muster to stave off the violence of the police.

Within the last two weeks, police became violent enforcers of COVID-19 lockdown. In this footage, by Telegraph UK, Kenyan authorities deployed tear gas. 


In Kiamaiko, a 13-year-old boy was likewise shot by the police. The officer was enforcing COVID-19 curfew: 

Al Jazeera reported later that the police were to investigate the killing of the child: 


France 24 also shared an interview with Kenya's president, who apologized for the "excessive" behavior of riot police: 
Kenya is a country under excessive duress due to COVID-19. Africa News shared this video showing Kenyans dashing madly for food relief, in a stampede, as the country lockdowns add further strain to a food supply already severely d…