The safety of our children at MCCH is of utmost importance and everything possible is done to assure that they are safe.
The government agency that oversees the orphanage requires that watchmen be employed to watch over the children at night, especially since they have to leave the facility to go to the outdoor toilets. Ruth says that the Maasai tribe there, a semi-nomadic people clinging to the old culture, make the best watchmen. They do not drink alcohol, as most Kenyan men do, and they rarely sleep. They have a reputation of being fearless, tradition saying that they have to kill a lion with their bare hands in order to gain manhood status in the tribe!
Ruth says it is a blessing to have these Maasai watching over our children and keeping them safe.