Quiet in Kenya is unnerving. 

After a very busy two months in Kijabe elections week arrived and the hospital went strangely quiet for several days. Staff came to work late and left early to make it to polling stations, where they received a painted finger to show they voted.  

Volume is diminished, but as has frequently been the case during the days of the government nursing strike, and patients are arriving in late stages of illness. Hard cases and loss are the norm.  

The official results announcement should come at any minute, and we hope that peace will follow. . .but the country is braced for trouble, the memory of 2007 still etched in hearts and minds.  

Pray for peace to prevail, for wise voices to speak words of unity. Ask that kelele – the noisy African normal – would return.

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