COVID-19 prevention sign outside butchery in rural Kenya





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Created Date

August 8, 2020 - 8:00am


Contributed date

August 10, 2020 - 12:12pm

Critical Commentary

I took a photo of these posters on August 8, 2020. They were posted on the entry door of a Kenyan rural town butchery. The top sign refers to anyone with COVID-19 as a 'suspect' who is unwelcome in the butchery. The bottom sign provides directions in graphical form for how to wash one's hands, just above a container with fresh water. It is set outside for customers to wash their hands before they enter the butchery. The hostility and caution reflected in the two signs reflect the multiple, sometimes contrasting views held towards the Corona Virus pandemic. The signs indicate an acceptance and recognition of the pandemic's spread and reach, as well as a stigmatisation of those infected with the virus. 


Butchery in rural Kenya (Nyeri)



Cite as

Wambui Wamunyu, 8 August 2020, "COVID-19 prevention sign outside butchery in rural Kenya", contributed by Wambui Wamunyu , Research Data Share, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 14 September 2020, accessed 18 May 2024.