By Amon Kemei.
Non-Africans who have not secured a privilege of visiting Africa will always have a lot of misconceptions about it. They have misguided beliefs that Africa is the home of all manner of both man-made and natural disasters and calamities. Among the beliefs are that a bunch of nasty and deadly diseases originate from Africa, political unrest reigns, there is unprecedented levels of poverty and corruption among other grave things. Some parts of Kenya have suffered and continue to suffer the same stereotyping the continent has been subjected to. For a Kenyan who has never set foot in counties such as Lamu, Tana River, Marsabit and Isiolo will always think that these counties are backward when it comes to infrastructural and human development, little do they know that these counties are better in terms of human development than even other counties.
The counties are infamous for terrorism, religious intolerance, insecurity, drug addiction, poverty, ethnic and clan animosities, cattle rustling and banditry, illiteracy, early marriages and other inhumane cultural practices.”