OPIN­ION MAK­ERS OF THE WEEK

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - OPINION -

“I think it is clear to us that this (rate cap) has been prob­lem­atic in many ways. What I can­not tell you is the path go­ing for­ward (and) how this will hap­pen. All I can tell you is that it is in our in­ter­est as a coun­try, it is in our in­ter­est as a Cen­tral Bank, to work to re­verse these mea­sures and let our­selves go back to a regime with freely de­ter­mined in­ter­est rates but in a dis­ci­plined en­vi­ron­ment. The Cen­tral Bank, of course, is keen on main­tain­ing that dis­ci­plined en­vi­ron­ment. I can tell you the di­rec­tion but can­not tell you when”

– CBK Gover­nor Pa­trick Njoroge

“It beats logic for the 122 mem­bers to have trav­elled to Mom­basa last Sun­day to learn the ba­sics of the Cham­ber and its pro­ceed­ings in a ho­tel. I felt it was prac­ti­cal for the mem­bers to do it here at the Cham­bers since, ba­si­cally, they were to be taught how to en­ter and how to use the sys­tems and elec­tronic ma­chines. Fol­low­ing the change of plans, the in­duc­tion has been go­ing on at City Hall. I have called upon the mem­bers to form in­clu­sive com­mit­tees they feel they can par­tic­i­pate in freely and be pas­sion­ate about”

– Nairobi County As­sem­bly Speaker Beatrice Elachi

“The cam­paign was geared to­wards elim­i­na­tion of neona­tal tetanus. In 1988, 787,000 in­fants died from neona­tal tetanus com­pared to just 34,019 in 2015, show­ing re­mark­able suc­cess in the cam­paign. We carry out the high­est pos­si­ble stan­dard of tests on the vac­cines used in cam­paigns and the said vac­cine had passed the pre-qual­i­fi­ca­tion tests be­fore use. As far as the WHO is con­cerned, the hor­mone is not a com­po­nent in the man­u­fac­ture of the anti-tetanus vac­cine. There is no pos­si­bil­ity of b-hcg be­ing found in the vac­cine,”

– WHO coun­try di­rec­tor Rudi Eg­gers

“I stand here this af­ter­noon very shaken be­cause of what has hap­pened to our school. I pray this af­ter­noon that af­ter ev­ery­thing has been said and done, let our eyes look up to the Lord, be­cause He is the only one who is able to com­fort us. To the en­tire fam­ily of Moi Girls, be en­cour­aged. God is faith­ful – even when ev­ery­thing seems not to make sense. May the Lord com­fort us, even as a na­tion. I pray that the Lord will help our na­tion so that we can love one another, have peace in this na­tion, and be able to com­fort those that are bro­ken­hearted.

– Deputy Pres­i­dent’s wife Rachel Ruto

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