Celebrated Kalenjin Gospel Singer Emmy Kosgei is slowly adapting to life under permanent self-isolation despite the great challenge of being away from most of her friends and family.
Through an Instagram post made on the second day of Nigeria’s total lockdown of its capital, Lagos, Kosgei reminisced of the old days when she could easily meet up with her confidants and chill without having to worry about contracting the deadly coronavirus.
“You shall establish yourself in righteousness (rightness, in conformity with God’s will and order): you shall be far from even the thought of oppression or destruction, for you shall not fear, and from terror, for it shall not come near you,” the “Taunet Nelel” hitmaker wrote.
Attached to the caption was a photo of herself in the company of her friends wearing bright smiles – simpler times when she did not need to stay a metre away from the people she cherished.
Despite her sombre mood, Emmy still had a positive word of advice and preaching to lift the spirits of her followers and fans. She assured them that they shall live in faith and not fear and they shall be freed from any thoughts of oppression, destruction and terror.
Adding that no negativity shall reach her followers and they shall live to testify the goodness of God.
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#totallockdown😷 #Lagos day 2. Isaiah 54:14 You shall establish yourself in righteousness (rightness, in conformity with God's will and order): you shall be far from even the thought of oppression or destruction, for you shall not fear, and from terror, for it shall not come near you. Missing my pipuu 😥 @ministerighosa @graceoshoko #Engnr.Felix
This week Nigeria implemented a sweeping quarantine for three major states that are home to almost 30 million people in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Africa’s most populous country.
A lockdown in Lagos – the commercial hub of Nigeria, as well as the neighbouring state of Ogun and the capital Abuja – came into force on Monday night, following an announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari that the fight against the virus was a “matter of life and death”.
People living in the city cannot move around and mingle freely as they used to. They are required to stay home and maintain social distance by all means.
Emmy resides with her husband Anselm Madubuko in Lagos where the two run a church in the big city together.
Here in Kenya, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday afternoon announced 22 more cases of the virus that originated from Wuhan, China, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 81.