OVERDUE PAY: Nearly two-and-a-half years since he worked as an election official, George Kiburi is upset that the IEBC has not only never paid his dues, but is not showing any signs that it will do so soon. George, who worked for the IEBC in the March 4, 2013 General Election, wants chairman Issack Hassan to intervene.
He has been to the IEBC’s offices in Limuru and Nairobi several times and only got empty promises. His contact is Tel. 0708647271 or [email protected]
WHY THE SECRECY? In this era of transparency and accountability, Onyango Omari just cannot understand why the Teachers Service Commission has not been keen to publish in the newspapers the names of the teachers it has recruited recently.
Onyango says he has been surprised to learn that some of the new recruits have already quietly been issued with their letters. “I can smell a rat should the TSC not publish the names of the successful candidates.” His contact is [email protected]
CALLING KENYA POWER: After an electricity pole fell on a house at Budwong’i, near Sio Port in Samia District on July 16, Felix Okumu rushed to Kenya Power’s office in Busia town to report, fearing that a disaster could easily have occurred.
The staff took the matter seriously and rushed to the home, disconnected power, and removed the pole from the house. They then promised to return soon and restore power, but have not been seen since then. Felix’s account number is 3805157-01, and his contact, Tel 0715677262.
WHAT NEXT? The tents that had been pitched at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit have been removed, with the exhibition now over, but the question that has been ringing in Ruth Gituma’s head is: What next?
According to her, besides the many innovative ideas exhibited, many more could not find space. “I think we need a fully fledged ministry to incubate and nurture these ideas.” Her contact is [email protected]
DISCRIMINATION: As the dust settles on US President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya, X.N. Iraki has been reflecting on an issue close to his heart and poses the question: Where was the boy?
Whenever such high-profile dignitaries come calling, Iraki argues, it is girls who are always given an opportunity to present bouquets of flowers to them.
“Why not a boy or even a boy and a girl? It seems we start discriminating against boys early in life.” His contact is [email protected]
GIRLS MISSING: Watching the TV footage of President Obama’s arrival and his reception at the JKIA in Nairobi, Moses Mjumbe says that quite conspicuous were two smartly dressed young men in the welcoming team.
He has in mind President Kenyatta’s sons Jomo and Jaba, who, he adds, had a good chat with the visiting leader, but he wishes his daughters Malia and Sasha had been there to complete the picture. “Even the young men’s sister, Ngina, was absent. Could it have been intentional?” His contact is [email protected]
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