TRAFFIC SUCESS. The unsung heroes and heroines in Nairobi County are the traffic marshals, who appear to be succeeding where police had totally failed, says Dave Tumbula. According to Dave, the flow of traffic in the city centre has improved tremendously since the men and women were trained and deployed some time last year, to the chagrin of the traffic police. “What is disappointing, though, is that traffic now builds up as soon as one leaves the city centre, as police still man the major roundabouts. Shouldn’t the entire job now be left to the county staff?” he asks.
NGILU'S POOR SHOW. Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu, who named the owners of the company involved in an ownership dispute over Lang’ata Road Primary School’s playground, should have gone ahead and revealed whoever sold the land to the four directors, says Peter Shikhule. CS Ngilu’s performance in the Lands docket, Peter adds, has been quite disappointing, “because after promising to rid it of corruption, the disappearance of files continues.” His contact is [email protected]
CONCRETE FOR TREES. Reason has sailed away! remarks Martin Wahome, on the recent felling of the “beautiful trees” at the Changamwe roundabout in Mombasa so that the sponsor could build a concrete boat decoration. “The intention is noble, but why degrade the environment further in this dry and dusty area. Was it necessary to cut down the trees, even those that were not obscuring the view? The place now looks awfully open and vulnerable to the elements.” His contact is [email protected]
ARCHIVE WATER PHOTO. A picture showing the residents of Kahawa West queuing to buy water from a bowser is misleading, says Nairobi Water Company corporate affairs co-ordinator James Karanja, adding that though that was a water supply problem, it was sorted out two years ago. The residents, he explains, are now regularly supplied, and do not buy from vendors. “Please archive the photo as it is outdated as the residents don’t queue for water any more.” For more details, his contact is [email protected]
BUMPS WITHOUT SIGNS. Overjoyed about the recent construction of the Gitaru-Fort Smith road, which has brought a lot of convenience for the residents of Kikuyu in Kiambu County, Peter Kahindi still expects more. He says the contractor and the roads engineer should put up signs warning about the bumps erected to tame the speedsters endangering other road users’ lives. The worst bump, he adds, is on the stretch between Kanyariri High School and the ACK Church. His contact is [email protected]
BEDBUG MENACE. Deploying the newly revamped National Youth Service to clean up Kibera and other slums in Nairobi and build roads is a commendable effort, and so is Kenya Power’s campaign to have the people living in these informal settlements legally connected to electricity, remarks Jackson Kenyatta. However, he wishes to draw the attention of the authorities to a bedbug menace in the slum dwellings, which should also be tackled. His contact is [email protected]
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