The cutting edge
Posted Friday, April 6 2012 at 18:53
No power. Frustrated about delay in connection of power supply to Munyuini Secondary School in Gatundu South constituency, board of governors member P. Mbugua Ndungu wishes Kenya Power CEO Joseph Njoroge could intervene. The school only needs 30 metres of cables, and Mbugua hopes this is not too much to ask the boss, having applied last November and paid the requisite charges. The reference is E258012011091073 and the account, No. 3600415. Mbugua can be reached through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Storm drains. Grave danger lurks in the streets of Mombasa, where most of the storm drains now have no covers, says local resident CN, who first noticed this shocking anomaly a few weeks ago. He worries that children playing by the storm drains could easily slip and fall into them, with disastrous consequences. CN says he is often haunted by the sight of someone falling into the holes, having witnessed one incident over a year ago. “These open drains are a risk, especially in the unlit areas at night.”
Bad road. Don’t the people who must use the dilapidated Kangundo Road daily to Nairobi and back to their homes in Machakos pay taxes just like the residents of Kitsuru, Runda and Lavington? asks Paskalia Mutua. She is livid that while the smooth roads in those wealthy city neighbourhoods are being refurbished, Kangundo Road continues to deteriorate, thanks to the appalling neglect by the Kenya Urban Roads Authority. “It’s now more of a shamba than a road,” she quips. Her contact is email@example.com
Hole on road. A large pothole has been slowing down traffic on Riverside Drive towards Waiyaki Way, Nairobi, Anita Oberai moans, adding that it is largely to blame for a jam extending up to five kilometres. With the rains having just started, Anita fears that the situation will get worse. She pleads that the pothole be filled by City Hall or whoever else is concerned. “There are many foreign embassies on Riverside Drive. Please act to protect the image of our country.” Her contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lying MP. Some people like to take advantage of their lofty positions in society to exploit the lowly with impunity, charges freelance Nairobi masseur FK, terribly upset about not having been paid by an MP for a job he did recently. “I offer massage services to clients in the comfort of their homes or hotel rooms in the city and its environs. My last prominent client promised to pay via M-Pesa but has failed to do so. Can Kenyans learn to keep their word in such transactions?” urges FK, who can be reached on Tel. 0723738314 or email: email@example.com.
Have an honourable day, won’t you!