FLY ON TO WEST AFRICA. Unlike many fellow Kenyans, who have called on the national carrier, Kenya Airways, to suspend flights to the West African countries due to the Ebola epidemic, X.N. Iraki doesn’t think it is such a great idea.
Says he: “Liberians and Sierra Leonians are our bothers and sisters, whom we shouldn’t abandon over Ebola. KQ should continue flying there, but should take precautions. We should stand by the West Africans in good and bad times. That is what friendship is all about.”
IN A DILEMMA. Kenya Airways has found itself in a big dilemma over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has already claimed scores of lives, says Joseph Musyoki.
The airline, he adds, “will suffer a heavy loss if it stops flights on its lucrative West African routes, but it will sink with the entire nation if Ebola lands in Kenya through one of its planes”. He quips: “It is like scooping oil from an oil tanker that has overturned – damned if you do and a fire breaks out and damned if you don’t!”
OIL PRICE: BE HONEST. Some things, it seems, can happen only in Kenya! For D.W. Njoroge, the most compelling example of this has to do with the price of a commodity that drives the country – oil.
According to a recent report on CNN, Njoroge adds, the international crude oil prices hit the lowest mark in nine months last month. “How come the prices in Kenya keep rising? The government is not being honest with the citizens on this issue,” remarks a terribly disappointed Njoroge.
WHERE ARE THE BOOKS? The claim that Kenyans have a poor reading culture is not entirely true, says Collins Musanga, also rejecting the claim that this is the cause of the declining standard of education. Kenyans, he adds, are good readers.
“Kenyans should not be expected to just read any book, simply because it has been written by one of their own.” The Kenya National Library Service, he urges, should stock in its marvelous new building in Nairobi books that the people will find interesting to read. His contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOOD IDEA, THIS. The recent amendments made to the County Government Act which mandated senators to chair the County Fund Management Boards, Barre Shetto says, is a good thing.
However, he explains, it will only bear fruit if the senators and governors work together to ensure equitable and transparent resource distribution. In counties such as his own home region, Mandera, where the two do not see eye to eye because of their bloated egos, this simply won’t work.
NAIVE OR IGNORANT? The words of the fellow who chided former Lands minister James Orengo over the Lamu land scam “betray either naïveté or ignorance”, remarks Francis Rangara. He wonders why the man has so much confidence in the police, knowing so well about the recent Kenya Police Service recruitment that was marred by bribery and yet nobody has been arrested and prosecuted.
According to Francis, Senator Orengo, a seasoned politician, must have seen the sheer futility of giving that information to the police. His contact email@example.com.
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