… to take off for Jo’burg. I always feel like a little child when I am travelling. The multiple entry visa for Mozambique is in my passport. Nairobi-news today is about the striking civil servants: the 9000 who went on strike for a 600% payrise recently, will be sacked. For the 400 nurses that went on strike: same story. Imagine! You ask something very reasonable in my eyes (some people here earn around 4000-5000 shilling (50 euro) or less in a month. Per day a lot of people spend 40/50 shilling for their transport home, which means that around 3500 shilling is left over for food, school fees for the children… The price of one litre of milk in the shop is about 50 shilling.) These people safe lives, and now they will sacked. Meanwhile members of Kenyan parliament here earn more than 5000 euro… a month and it can go up to 8000 euro (800.000 shilling, yes!) if you include the allowances, which is more than the salary of the Canadian Prime Minister and apparently more than a nurse (not to talk about a Dutch journalist 😉 )
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Shelly Githonga is a Kenyan writer. Last year, her screenplay was selected from the catalog of the Kenyan Scriptwriters Guilt, to be produced. Days before the movies premieres, we talk to her. Who is the writer and what moves her to write about a serious subject as mental health?