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Trucking In A Pandemic

General Podcasts | 2 months ago

When most people were required to stay home in to curb the spread the spread of coronavirus early 2020, truck drivers just like other essential workers were expected to go on with their duties. What was not normal is what what they had to overcome. Kenyan Truckers transport essential good to the entire East and Central Africa. During the pandemic many truck drivers put their lives on the line even though their efforts were not as rewarding. When coronavirus was reported in the East African region within a short period of time, Kenya's cases increased exponentially making the tuckers work even more difficult. They were accused to transporting the virus across countries, they were discriminated against or even denied entry. In the 6th Episode of COVID-19 AND MENTAL HEALTH the spokesperson of Kenya Truck Drivers and Allied Workers Uninion, Lawrence Ababos explains why truck drivers like doctors and nurses are essential workers and need to be treated as such. Ababos says this hard job must be turned into a challenging and meaningful carreer that will secure truck drivers a place in society. He spoke to Carren Omae

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