zReportage.com Story of the Week #740: TUESDAY June 9, 2020 : KIBERA PANDEMIC STYLING by ZUMA Photographer Donwilson Odhiambo. In Kibera, the largest slum in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi and one of the largest slums in Africa, the biggest defenses against the spread of COVID-19, social distancing and frequent hand-washing, are nearly impossible. Slums are the next front line in the fight against the coronavirus. Donwilson Odhiambo, a ZUMA Press photographer from Nairobi has stumbled upon something very unique during the COVID-19 pandemic: the coronavirus hairstyle. ”This was something that no one has done in Kenya. No one has done it anywhere else.’ Kibera resident Mable Etambo has been spreading awareness about the pandemic through her simple hairstyle: ‘With the corona hairstyle we would like to tell people to keep distance, to wear masks wherever they go and to wash their hands regularly or use sanitizers to protect themselves.’ Donwilson hopes the government can help ensure people from poor areas can get access to food during these difficult times. And like many around the world he hopes the pandemic ends soon.
Scott Mc Kiernan, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, ZUMA Press