June 22nd 2017

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A doctor, her father and our distorted value system

It is indeed unfortunate that corrupt people are getting away with serious crimes, such as the looting of taxpayer money from the Ministry of Health through which the mzee mentioned in his note. Mzee Korir has taken a bold move to stimulate debate on what the values of ordinary Kenyans should be.

By Charity Wainainacwainaina@kenyafreepress.comWednesday, 15 Feb 2017 15:35 EAT

The message from Mzee Nelson Korir.

Mzee Nelson Korir is a happy man. His beloved daughter Daisy is finally out of prison. Dr Daisy Korir is an official of the doctors' union, and her imprisonment three days ago brought the father so much pain, as one would expect. When Mzee Korir went to visit his daughter in prison on Tuesday, he scribbled a note that has since gone viral online, contrasting the doctor's values with those of her tormentors.

The elder Korir said he was "proud" of his daughter because of the way she and her colleagues were fighting for their rights and trying to improve the status of medical services in Kenya. Daisy was in prison not for commiting a crime but standing for what she believe is right for her and her fellow Kenyans. No father certainly wants to see his daughter in jail or suchlike trouble but someone has to do what they have to do to make things right, even if that lands them in jail, according to Mzee Korir.

Mzee Korir rebuked Kenya's value system where corrupt people get away with serious crimes, such as the looting of taxpayer money from the Ministry of Health. In so brief statements, he has remarkably taken a bold move to stimulate debate on what the values of ordinary Kenyans should be.

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