GREENING A JOKE. Kisumu Municipal Council may have really good intentions in greening the town, but the implementation is lousy, says David Jasondu. “Take the case of Oginga Odinga Street where tree seedlings are being planted on narrow road embankments which cannot allow any reasonable plant growth. The trees will choke to death, and if some survive, they will be a real nuisance to road users. What is happening here is a big joke. The council ought to think afresh, and come up with the best way to do it,” urges Jasondu.
TOO MUCH TALK. Partly to blame for the not-so-impressive performance of Kenyan athletes at the ongoing London Olympics, Harry Arigi says, are the various teams’ officials whom he accuses of “giving out a lot of information to our opponents”.
Also coming in for a roasting by Harry are sports journalists “who prod too much and end up assisting our opponents”.
According to him, Kenya has a lot to learn from the excellent Ethiopians and Jamaicans whose mantra is: Less information and more action.
POLICE FAILED ON BARAZA. With the tribunal chaired by former Tanzanian Chief Justice Augustino Ramadhani having found that suspended Deputy Chief Justice Nancy Baraza behaved improperly at the Village Market and is therefore unfit to hold that top public office, Christopher Kibiwott says the focus should now turn to the performance of the police.
Says he: “I remember the police saying they had checked the CCTV and did not find anything alarming. They owe Kenyans an apology.”
THE WAY TO GO. Being one of those who were initially skeptical when the Baraza tribunal was formed, Dave Tumbula says he is impressed with the speed at which the proceedings have been conducted and the ruling made public.
“Past inquiries, including the one that investigated former Attorney-General Charles Njonjo, staged public hearings for too long, gobbling up a lot of taxpayers’ funds just to discuss and help get rid of an individual who had fallen out with the president. The Baraza ruling is the way to go.”
EXPOSE THE CHAMELEONS. Criticism of Prime Minister Raila Odinga for “dwelling on the past” is misguided, says Elijah Chester Gakuo, totally disagreeing with Devere Mwangi who wants presidential aspirants to talk only about what they will do if elected.
“It is because of past events such as the 2007/2008 post-election violence that we are now insisting on biometric kits for voter registration. It’s because of unsolved political assassinations that we now have a truth and reconciliation commission. NTV’s video clips on these political chameleons are useful.”
PAY FOR MIGUNA'S BOOK. All those who have downloaded or read the PDF copy of Miguna Miguna’s book, Peeling Back the Mask, ought to pay for it, urges S.K. Chege writing from the UK.
Without disclosing whether he is also a beneficiary, Chege adds: “It took Miguna time and money to get the book published and it is immoral for one to download and read a copy without paying for it.” He hopes that among those who received the free online copies, there are some honest Kenyans who will compensate Miguna for the loss.”
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