If COVID-19 hasn't taught you anything, then you will never learn, Wainaina Wajungle


Thika Town MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina is calling on Kenyans to think outside the box and identify opportunities that have been brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Talking in a local live TV programme, Wajungle noted that not everything about COVID-19 was bad, Wainaina noted that if Kenyans hadn’t learnt anything from this pandemic, then they would never learn.

"If it (COVID-19) hasn’t taught us to be innovative and manufacture our own solutions to our problems, then we are doomed. This is our golden moment to make an about turn. Revolutions change nations. The COVID-19 revolution is our chance to as a country to turn around our economy through innovations and manufacturing. This is our golden opportunity as a country to liberate ourselves from foreign dependency," he said.

He noted that as a section of the economic sector collapsed with COVID-19, another window of commerce opened. 

"Each one of us needs to position ourselves to avoid collapsing with those that have been rendered redundant," he advised.

Wainaina further advised Kenyans not to lose hope, but see this as an opportunity to invest. He asked them to reposition themselves and identify the priority areas and opportunities that developed from the conditions brought about by COVID-19 pandemic.

He also advised them to form themselves into clusters and pool together resources that would enable them grow faster.

Wainaina asked the government to ease some of the COVID-19 stringent measures such as curfew hours to allow more people to do business, pointing out that the economy was a multiplier effect and interdependent.

The legislator also said that this should have been a very opportune time for the government to block foreign imports and facilitate the growth of the manufacturing sector.

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