The Cutting Edge
Posted Thursday, April 26 2012 at 20:00
REFORM POLICE. The police officers who brutally broke up an anti-Gema meeting at Limuru allegedly to thwart a Mungiki relaunch should be strongly condemned by all, says Wachira Waheire.
Their actions, he adds, contravened the young people’s freedom of assembly and expression enshrined in the Bill of Rights.
“Given that the police were armed to the teeth, why couldn’t they provide security for the meeting? Reforms should be speeded up to get rid of the bad elements in the Police Force.”
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SHENG IS FOREVER. Whatever Gatwiri Bundi and other critics think about it, Sheng is here to stay, says Ken Mugambi, disagreeing with the view that the street language should not be used in adverts.
“I do not see anything wrong with using this hybrid language which cuts across ethnic communities to pass on patriotic messages as those behind the Kenya Daima campaign have done. It draws its vitality from around the country, and its use in business and other spheres has increased.”
LEVY MISGUIDED. Can Kenya Power explain why they have been levying the standard charge on pre-paid meter account holders as well? asks Gerald Mirat.
When the pre-paid meters were introduced some months ago, KP assured customers they would no longer have to pay the fee because the company would not be paying meter readers’ salaries and fuelling motorbikes for their use.
“So, why are we still paying the standing charge?”
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WHERE IS HIS CLOUT? Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi’s impending defection from ODM ostensibly to escape taunts from fellow politicians is the flimsiest of excuse Dave Tumbula would ever have expected to hear from the mouth of a man who aspires to hold the highest office in the land.
“If he is the deputy party leader and the best he can do is to run away from ODM instead of stamping his authority on it, is he strong enough to lead the country? I now have some doubts,” Dave concludes.
SAVE THIS ROAD. While agreeing with Arnold Muchiri’s praise for the contractor who rebuilt the Mlolongo-Machakos road, Ezekiel Cheptumo, a resident of Syokimau, says he and other users of Kiungani road are frustrated.
“The same contractor has directed storm drain water from Kapa Oil Refineries into the road. Now, we are literally driving through a small river that used to be our road. Can the Kenya Urban Roads Authority save us from this mess?”