Sarova Stanley divides opinion with githeri and rice free meal to medics
Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi has become a topic of hot discussion among Kenyans after delivering free meals to health care workers at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).
The hotel has pledged to provide meals to frontline health workers and true their word, on Thursday they shipped off their first consignment of food for the more than 200 health workers at KNH.
“Kudos to the frontline healthcare workers as they help the Government manage the Covid19 pandemic. To appreciate their efforts,we’ll provide daily lunches to the more than 200 healthcare workers. Thank you, we recognize your bravery & commitment,” Sarova Stanley posted on social media.
But what has set tongues wagging on social media is what is contained in the lunch pack.
The hotel packed a meal of Githeri, white rice and some vegetables on the side.
The meal to a section of Kenyans did not fit the calibre of the five-star hotel and was an embarrassment.
However, others felt that this was entitlement.
Kudos to the frontline healthcare workers as they help the Government manage the Covid19 pandemic. To appreciate their efforts,we’ll provide daily lunches to the more than 200 healthcare workers. Thankyou, we recognize your bravery & commitment. #SarovaCares @KNH_hospital pic.twitter.com/aAzATDl1T1
— Sarova Hotels Kenya (@SarovaHotelsKen) April 23, 2020
Below is what they had to say.
— VISIT KENYA. (@kamanu_willy) April 24, 2020
Sarova wamesema all you guys need to eat healthy,cabbage na githeri tosha ??
— Brian Munga (@brianyoboz) April 24, 2020
I'm literally dumbfounded…have you see the hate over Sarova Stanley meal supply? Sometimes, people need to muzzle their tongues & gain some wisdom when a kind gesture is extended.
Waaaaa….as we speak someone somewhere is going to sleep hungry ?.
— AKN (@Ms_KNjoroge) April 23, 2020
When you see sarova stanley donating food, then open you open the package. https://t.co/MvyT53cGcA
— Phylis Achieng (@itsphylis) April 23, 2020
Kumbe Sarova Stanley make githeri
— ARMU™ ©®?? #GlazersOut (@armuisME) April 23, 2020
I dont think sarova hotel is obliged to provide food for KNH staff but at least they made an effort.
I dont see any problem at all with those meals.
— Jaizino Stanley? (@JaizinoStanley1) April 23, 2020
— Makori. (@enoch_makori) April 23, 2020