Emails from correspondents
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.