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To Them, We are just rabbits.

By Paul Barasa | January 28th 2017
Many Kenyans think that living in town is the best thing. This is why you see so many young people immediately after their KCSE relocating to major towns in Kenya. They always think that the grass is greener in towns than in their local homes.

Research has shown that the chances of people living in towns to live a long life are very minimal compared to those ones living in rural areas. Those living in towns are likely to die before their time.

According to the research, a good number of the people who have been working and staying in towns usually don’t want to go back to their villages for fear of tough life there.They find it hard to adapt to village life because of cultural shock.

It was also proved that those ones who go back to the village after retirement, a good number of them die after a short period of time.

The reasons why people who are living in town die earlier are given below:-

First and foremost in towns security is compromised.Many crooks live in towns and they go on killing and mugging city residents to make their ends meet.

Secondly, you find that people who stay in towns mostly eat junk food which greatly affect their health. Most foods are a mixer of chemicals.

Chemicals are used during the process of manufacturing and preserving the foodstuffs. So when people consume these foods they cause diseases like cancer, liver problems, heart attacks etc.

It was also discovered that the number of people who are involved in accidents in towns is very high compared to that one of rural areas. This in return leads to high death rates.
High prevalence of diseases is the other cause of short life span in the cities.

In town, despite the availability of good medical facilities the spread of diseases like HIV Aids, Malaria, TB and so on is so high.

In the recent past, you have heard of buildings collapsing. This is another death trap that shortens the life span of people living in towns.

Stress is another common issue that affects a good number of people living in towns. This stress builds up into depression and depression increases the sugar level in the body which later brings about diabetes.Stress can also lead to stroke and heart attack which are some of the killer diseases in the country.

Stress come in many ways. Those who don’t have money will be stressed, stress from working areas, unemployment stress, school fees stress, marriage stress and so many other common sources of stress.

The city residents sometimes take advantage of the availability of drugs to abuse them. For instant pain relievers are taken frequently leading to immunity resistance to pain killers and related drugs. This has a very negative impact on their health.

 It has also been proven that most people living in towns socialize less. They are always busy working or doing businesses. They rarely have time to share their life challenges.

Some of these challenges end up making some of them commit suicide or they just die because of depression.

Meanwhile, some of the youths in towns engage in deviant behaviors like robbery, prostitution, drugs and substance abuse which end up becoming the cause of their premature death.
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