THE CUTTING EDGE
BY THE WATCHMAN
SABOTAGE. Nasa leader Raila Odinga’s call to his supporters to boycott three leading companies, Safaricom, Bidco and Brookside, over the election standoff is ill-advised, says Jimmy Thumbi. Those supporters, he adds, like millions of other Kenyans heavily rely on Safaricom for communication, money transfer and the Internet. Jimmy is accusing politicians of using their supporters to sabotage legal businesses, and as a result of which they also needlessly suffer in the process. His contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIP IMPUNITY. VIPS’ drivers should be required to strictly adhere to traffic rules, says Antony Irungu, adding: “It’s common to see cars carrying top leaders and senior government officials being driven at break-neck speeds on the wrong side of the road and carelessly overtaking other motorists. Their safety and that of other motorists and pedestrians, he adds, is paramount. “Not even their top-of-the range vehicles with advanced safety features can protect them in accidents arising from speeding. Their drivers, some of who are police officers, should lead in following the traffic rules.” His contact is email@example.com
PLANT SEEDS. The rains are here again, pounding much of the country, but Kitui County resident Sauthi Mbunza is worried that most farmers might not be able to capitalise on this to boost food production, simply because they lack seeds and farm equipment. However, he’s grateful to Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu for the launch of what has been dubbed as the ‘Ndengu (green grams) Revolution’, urging the farmers to promptly plant the seeds donated by the governor. His contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
POWER BLACKOUT. A village in Ugunja, Siaya County, Dalmas Kotit moans, has remained in darkness since June, when the power transformer serving their area, blew up, and this despite he and other people promptly reporting to Kenya Power. He is not convinced that the company seriously follows its own customer service charter, as absolutely nothing is happened some five months later. The suffering villagers, he adds, deserve an explanation and restoration of power supply. His contact is email@example.com.
STRIKING WORKERS. It’s only in Kenya, Stephen Njoroge Kamau claims, where workers will go on strike for several months and still be paid in full, including the period during which they stayed away. Following the just-ended nurses’ strike and the doctors’ one before it, he adds, all were granted their full pay. “Is this in order?” asks Stephen, who is outraged at how unfair this is, and considering the many deaths that occurred during their absence that could have been prevented. His contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have logical day, won’t you!