The cutting edge

Friday April 21 2017

Hired goons: Shame on the goons and their political paymasters, who have been harassing the women vying for various positions in the ongoing party nominations, says Taabu Tele. According to him, “it’s the height of barbarism to be hired to attack a woman so that she does not pose a political challenge”. Women, Taabu demands, must be “accorded an equal opportunity to fairly compete with men and provide principled leadership if elected”. His contact is [email protected]

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Preach peace: With an eye on the Jubilee Party, which she’s definitely fond of, Joy Mukora is appealing that the nominations remain peaceful throughout the country so that the best candidates can be picked. This, she adds, will only be possible if all the aspirants accept the results instead of going for each other’s jugular. “If they genuinely have their people’s interests at heart, they should be working towards making our country better instead of causing mayhem.” Her contact is [email protected]

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Evading tax: Residents of Utawala Estate in Nairobi’s Eastlands, Humphrey Maina reports, are dismayed that tarmac roads constructed recently have been completely damaged by heavy trucks that evade the weighbridge at Mlolongo on Mombasa Road by passing through Katani. He hopes the authorities will move quickly to prevent the trucks from accessing estate roads? And with the elections approaching, he just couldn’t resist taking a swipe at the politicians sound asleep on the job. His contact is [email protected]

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Costly milk: A lover of Brookside Dairy’s popular “sweetened maziwa lala (fermented milk)”, Joseph Musyoki wishes to let the management know that “it’s always permanently out of stock in most supermarkets”. The price, he adds, shot up from Sh65 for half-a-litre less than a month ago to Sh80 in Tuskys, Sh82 at Naivas and Sh100 at Nakumatt outlets, raising eyebrows. “If it is merely sugar that they add, then the product should cost not more than Sh60. His contact is [email protected]

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Dry taps: The rains may be finally here, but that is no consolation for Komarock Estate resident Lilian Chepto, who is still smarting from dry taps and pretty angry with Nairobi Water Company. In the past one month, she moans, they have not got a drop in their taps, even on the days allocated to them in the rationing schedule. “For a family, buying water at Sh60 for a 20-litre jerrican is tough as we need five of those daily. This in the middle of the highest inflation is sad.” Her contact is [email protected]
 
Have a flowing day, won’t you!