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COL­LAPSED BRIDGES: The col­lapse of the Kainuk bridge in Turkana County due to heavy rains comes just months af­ter the Si­giri one in Bu­dalang’i Con­stituency, Bu­sia, caved in. It left mo­torists us­ing the Ki­tale-lod­war high­way stranded. The col­lapse of these bridges have af­fected the econ­omy as trans­port is paral­ysed. What is wrong with the work­man­ship of these bridges? Are the en­gi­neers at fault? Will heads roll fol­low­ing these in­ci­dents or will it be busi­ness as usual?

VERON­ICA ONJORO, Mom­basa.

GAKURU LEGACY: The death of for­mer Ny­eri Gov­er­nor Wa­home Gakuru robbed the county and the na­tion of a hard­work­ing and vi­sion­ary leader. I ap­peal to gov­er­nors in cen­tral Kenya and other stake­hold­ers to carry on with the idea of a re­gional eco­nomic zone, whose main ar­chi­tect was Dr Gakuru. His plan to re­vive the Nanyuki rail­way and ex­tend it to Isi­olo and on to the Ethiopia bor­der is also a bril­liant idea. That is the only way to cel­e­brate him.

JOE GACHOKA, Ki­ambu.

EXAM CHEAT­ING: Ed­u­ca­tion Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary Fred Ma­tiang’i has done a com­mend­able job in curb­ing cases of ex­am­i­na­tion cheat­ing. In the pre­vi­ous years, cases of cheat­ing in ex­am­i­na­tions have been ram­pant. This year, the exam rules and reg­u­la­tions in­tro­duced by Dr Ma­tiang’i sealed all test pa­per leak­age loop­holes. The re­cent pri­mary school ex­ams and the on­go­ing high school tests have been con­ducted smoothly in most in­sti­tu­tions. ZABLON ONDARI, Ka­ji­ado.

IN­COM­PLETE MES­SAGE: On Thurs­day Novem­ber 9, I at­tended Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church, Nakuru. Catholic Bish­ops had con­gre­gated with the faith­ful to pray and speak on the sta­tus of the coun­try. In their state­ment, they called on Kenyans to live in peace and unity.

But, painfully, and as usual, the Church in­ten­tion­ally ig­nored the is­sue of jus­tice. Only the Kisumu bishop men­tioned peace and jus­tice in the same sen­tence.

BONIFACE O. MOUTI, Nakuru.

IM­POR­TANCE OF BATS: The Uhuru Gar­den on Moi Av­enue in Mom­basa is home to thou­sands of bats. These crea­tures of the night should be pro­tected as they are a tourist at­trac­tion. The county gov­ern­ment should not get rid of these harm­less mam­mals. What I find in­ter­est­ing about them is that they are mam­mals yet they can fly. Tourists en­joy tak­ing videos and pho­tos of these crea­tures. Bats are not a bad omen as some peo­ple claim. Their drop­pings are be­lieved to be good ma­nure.

JUSTIN N. NKARANGA, Mom­basa.

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