Top 5 Notable Illustrations of the Kenyan Spirit that amazed the world
Kenyans hold the pride of being found to be the most generous people of African descent through their displays of help when others were in need. Writerstake.com details instances where Kenyans put humanity and unity above all else.
1. Disabled athlete aided by Jacqueline Kiplimo
Kenya's elite athlete Jacqueline Kiplimo ran through most the 2010 Zheng-Khai marathon besides a disabled athlete to help him hydrate and as a result came in second when she would have easily come first to claim US$10000/= prize.
2. The K4K Initiative
The July 2011 Kenyans for Kenya initiative saw ksh664 million raised surpassing the ksh500 million mark to raise funds towards ending starvation in Northern Kenya that would have claimed over 3.5 million people. This initiative through the correspondence of KCB, Kenya Red Cross Society, The safaricom Foundation, Kenyans at large and the Media Owners Association was an initiative in such course as humanity.
In 2015 impending the visit of POTUS, Obama, saw CNN, an American news network citing Kenya as a “hotbed of terror” and this saw agitated citizens of Kenya resort to online displays of up to 200,000 tweets under the hashtag #SomeoneTellCNN to rebuke the reference. Afterwards, a representative from the media house is reported to have flown to see the president with an apology.
4. Westgate Attack
In September 2013 armed men held the Westgate Mall under siege wounding and killing a number of Kenyans in the process. In a show of solidarity Kenyans donated the highest record blood amount to aid the victims.
We recently celebrated the 4th anniversary since cowardly terrorists attacked innocent and unarmed citizen in a mall. “The year was 2013, September and after the attack, Kenyans showed up in large numbers, and donated the largest amount of blood ever recorded to help the victims of the attack”.
Kenyans showed extreme brotherhood and sisterhood then.
5. Beggar saved by journalist
During a lengthy election petition ruling at Kenya's Supreme Court a swarm of bees attacked demonstrators outside and in the instance a beggar within the vicinity who couldn't help himself found his aid in KBC journalist Victor Muyakane who carried him to safety in the full warfare declaration from the bees.
Other than these, there are numerous instances in which Kenyans have demonstrated their Kenyan spirit.