Meet the woman who rallied kids to sing melodies from their balconies
By Vincent Kejitan
| April 4th 2020
Last week, a video
of children singing praises from their balconies went viral, especially since
the government had banned congregating in churches.
It has now emerged
that the video was taken at Thindigua Heights along Kiambu Road and one Lillian
Mbere initiated the idea.
Lillian, a Sunday
School teacher at All Saints Cathedral, said she was compelled to organize something
for the kids that would be similar to their Sunday routine but strictly
adhering to social distancing.
Prior to the pandemic she would gather the kids at her apartment and teach them a number of things so most kids wondered why she suddenly stopped.
announcements by most churches that they would move their services online,
Lillian felt she would do church differently by bringing it closer home,
“Because of the disease, we have not been having our
Saturday meetings. Our church has been having online services and even a class
“I wondered, why can’t I replicate that in our estate?” she
Lillian engaged a number of parents via social media and
they agreed they would let their kids go to their respective balconies.
“I told them, practice the songs and I will re-do the Bible
lesson, which was done at the church, then we meet at 6 pm,” she said during an
interview with Capital.
On the material day, March 29, the kids did as they had been
instructed and their melodious voices captured the attention of residents of
the area who quickly recorded the moment.
So far, Coronavirus has claimed 4 lives in Kenya and over
120 have tested positive.
The Ministry of Health has urged Kenyans to stay at home and
only leave the house when necessary.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has also warned that the number of
positive cases is likely to rise significantly due to local transmissions.
‘Do not take African people as human guinea pigs’- Didier Drogba decries ‘racist’ Coronavirus remarksStatements made by two French doctors Camille Locht, head of research at the Inserm Health Research Group and Jean-Paul Mira, head of Intensive Care a
Diabetes: Insulin now an essential drugListing NCDs is a relief to Kenyans like 65-year-old Kahuho Mathai from Nyeri County, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
Postmortem reveals how Esther Wambui, whose body was found in suitcase, died
By Kamore Maina
- Matatu rams into Total petrol station, kills attendant, injures another
- Boys to men: Kalenjins living in Australia stick to their tradition
By Edward Kosut
- Judicial officer, Mombasa tycoons drawn into Nyali school land row
- Kenya Power launches smart metres to improve services
- Olekina: Mudavadi’s announcement will have no impact on 2022 polls