Pumwani my thoughts

#22
So what if the population of Kenya is 1 million. Whats the problem. We were 2 million in 1920. Was there a population problem? Canada is almost the size of Africa. Population of only 35 million. I dont hear them with a population problem. Which country has ever reduced population to extinction?
We were about 1m in 1890 but if you read books written at the time by explorers like Stanley you will find that there were still problems then. The maasai with their herds of cattle roamed the lowlands/grasslands from arusha to lake baringo.. The chaga, taita, kikuyu, kipsigis, tugen etc were restricted up in the higher forested areas cultivating land or rearing livestock. In western kenya wars between the luo, nandi, maragoli, abagusii, kipsigis were legendary. Remember Luanda magere? Due to land use at the time ie slach and burn agriculture and nomadism, there was population pressure in the highlands and also in the lowlands where the maasai needed more land to graze their stock due reduced pastures and the periodic droughts. So even at 1 million people were still fighting for resources and land. In the 1890s, Nairobi which was swampy and mosquito infested and thus of poor grazing quality could have supported maybe 5 pastoralist families with their cattle in the plains in the east and south and a few kikuyu clans in the forests to the west and north practicing slash and burn agriculture. Fast forward to 2020, and Nairobi is the industrial and financial capital and has >5m people due to land use changes. It is resources/landuse/jobs/livelihoods that determine the population, not land size.

Regarding Canada, it could be huge geographically, but 90% of the population lives on a small strip of land next to the US border since middle and northern parts of canada have harsh environments. And you can be sure that there is population pressure (eg expensive housing and farmland) coz everyone is concentrated in a small area.

And yes, the colonialists in jamaica, tasmania etc reduced native populations until they became extinct.

 
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#23
We were about 1m in 1890 but if you read books written at the time by explorers like Stanley you will find that there were still problems then. The maasai with their herds of cattle roamed the lowlands/grasslands from arusha to lake baringo.. The chaga, taita, kikuyu, kipsigis, tugen etc were restricted up in the higher forested areas cultivating land or rearing livestock. In western kenya wars between the luo, nandi, maragoli, abagusii, kipsigis were legendary. Remember Luanda magere? Due to land use at the time ie slach and burn agriculture and nomadism, there was population pressure in the highlands and also in the lowlands where the maasai needed more land to graze their stock due reduced pastures and the periodic droughts. So even at 1 million people were still fighting for resources and land. In the 1890s, Nairobi which was swampy and mosquito infested and thus of poor grazing quality could have supported maybe 5 pastoralist families with their cattle in the plains in the east and south and a few kikuyu clans in the forests to the west and north practicing slash and burn agriculture. Fast forward to 2020, and Nairobi is the industrial and financial capital and has >5m people due to land use changes. It is resources/landuse/jobs/livelihoods that determine the population, not land size.

Regarding Canada, it could be huge geographically, but 90% of the population lives on a small strip of land next to the US border since middle and northern parts of canada have harsh environments. And you can be sure that there is population pressure (eg expensive housing and farmland) coz everyone is concentrated in a small area.

And yes, the colonialists in jamaica, tasmania etc reduced native populations until they became extinct.

So 1 million were fighting for resources then. Imagine 50 million today. And modern farming techniques greatly increased productivity per acre. Which means you can produce hundred times more today on a farm using a tractor to a mule. Or modern farming methods, Zero grazing, fertilizer, etc. So the fight for resources is thousands times less.
 
#24
Under Uhuru govt maternity services in all public hospitals were made free so i don't see why the woman was denied services. Also how can a doctor who has taken the "Hippocratic oath" stand by and watch a woman suffer like that on the tarmac? Those so called doctors at Pumwani are criminals who should be brought to book and removed from the roll of medical doctors. and banned from practicing medicine anywhere in the world.

How come Machakos is doing so well with free maternity health and not nairobi?

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2017/07/machakos-counts-benefits-jubilee-free-maternity-programme/
The president and other people in the government have taken oaths and they dont work according to their oaths
Do you live in Machakos? What your government does is refuse to increase the salary of medics to push them to private hospitals so that they can provide cheap private healthcare for them.
Nairobi county is currently under the same Uhuru you are trying to praise
 
#25
The Conservative gava has ensured that ukizaa watoto mia tano like the somalis do... you will be squashed in a small house. Unlike in the past when the local authorities would bend back and forth to find accommodation for a family of 12. Welfare Benefits are capped. And it is worse in other European countries.

Children cannot be wealth for the poor. It is punishing them.
So the poor should just die because they cannot have anything
 
#27
So the poor should just die because they cannot have anything
Don't twist my words. I stand by what I originally stated. If you know you cannot afford children please spare them the miseries of this world. Okay I will extend this to the rich as well. If they know they cannot afford their kids any attention or guidance leaving them at home with expensive gadgets and nannys for company please spare them the agony.
 

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