Buxton Hope Murals
By Allan Kai
A group of Graffiti artists in Mombasa have made their voice heard through their art in the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak in Kenya.
The young talented artist have put up murals of the county governor along with medical personnel and the police depicting their impact on the fight against the deadly virus.
Speaking with Gilitics Media, Teddy Shakes, one of the artists said they came together in a show of solidarity to the efforts the county government and the medical personnel have shown in tackling the pandemic.
“The doctors and nurses at the front-line of this pandemic have inspired us so we decided to use our talents to salute their efforts” said Shakes. He added that seeing the governor so outspoken and active in setting up measures to protect the residents of Mombasa safe was also a major factor leading them to put up the artwork.
The artwork which can be seen covering the sides of Buxton Estate flats have been put up with permission from the county government and an effort to beautify the Buxton area is currently underway as well.
The Covid 19 outbreak has shown us that working together to save humanity goes a long way in defeating this pandemic. Our health workers are definitely the unsung heroes of this war, with major help from the Ministry of Health and law enforcement who help implement the lock down.
Earlier today President Uhuru Kenyatta extended the dusk to dawn curfew for another 21 days with the secession of movement order staying in place for that duration as well.