Thursday, July 19, 2007

Quaking Under Fear!

Collins Mbalo on the recent earthquakes in Nairobi.

Based on this report it is rumored that the U.S embassy has advised its citizenry in case of a disaster to report to its local embassy for evacuation. Perhaps this is the cause of change of stance from the government's total denial of an earthquake in the offing, to the recent publication of a statement declaring the impossibility of certainty in earhtquake predicition, and then to the latest one publishing evacuation procedures to be employed in the case of a disaster.

Whatever happens, it is sad that even in the 21st Century, we are not prepared for natural disasters of great magnitude. We lack the capacity to manage these events, but even worse we do not really care what happens. That is definitely a wake up call for us.

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