THE CUTTING EDGE

Friday October 20 2017

IT'S UNACCEPTABLE: Politicians should stop the name calling and vitriol and for once focus only on what can put food on the table for the majority of fellow Kenyans, urges Nelson Otieno Okeyo. He finds it unacceptable for Kenyan children to be daily treated to bitter political exchanges between adults, in perpetual conflicts. Unless this stops, he warns, he can only see a bleak future for the children, who in their innocence, are being subjected to evil political fights, but also for their communities and the country. “It’s going to be a big problem for our future generations.” His contact is [email protected]

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ETHNIC HATRED: There is a need to pacify ethnic hatred before it is too late, urges Willies Mwaniki, adding that the political situation has gone to the extreme, with some political leaders openly inciting their people against fellow Kenyans. The conflict, Willies adds, is also raging on other public platforms, including social media, where people engage in verbal fights in defence of their own tribesmen. He is calling for action to avert the destruction of the country. “It’s time the loose tongues were fully tamed,” he demands. His contact is [email protected]

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WARRING PARTIES: Alarmed at the rising political temperature in the country over the annulled presidential election, Shujaa Dossajee would like to know from the authorities and the key players in the raging conflict whether hundreds of innocent people will have to be slaughtered as happened after the 2007 elections to have another ‘Kofi Annan’ (prominent mediator) come to reconcile the warring parties. “Why can’t we have someone instill some patriotism in most of these politicians?” asks Shujaa, whose contact [email protected]

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TRANSPORTING DOGS: Let security dogs see where they are going, urges Chintan Gohel, denouncing the treatment of the animals while being moved from one point to another. This, he adds, is a common sight on Nairobi roads and the culprits include major security companies. “You’ll see motor vehicles carrying dozens of barking dogs. The owners should instal windows on the carriers so that the dogs can see the outside. The dogs will most likely only see their place of work and the kennel and nothing in-between when being transported.” His contact is [email protected]

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CONSERVATION: Since the installation of a power transformer on July 16, in Gichu village, Kairichi, Murang’a County, says Kenneth Gachahi, it has never been switched, on and he simply cannot understand why such a worthy investment is not being put to the vital use for which it was intended. This, he adds, has extended the agony of locals, who first applied for electricity connection way back in 2013. The references of two of the applications are E25802013120494 and E25802013020347. Numerous trips to Kenya Power’s local office have yielded nothing. His contact is [email protected]

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WHY GENDER BIAS? The cashiers in most establishments, university don X.N. Iraki says, are mostly women, and he has lately been wondering why this is so. And it is not just the big public and private organisations or businesses, there are also more women handling money in M-Pesa kiosks, in supermarkets and even in banking halls. “Why the predominance? It is the case that women are more trustworthy? Or is it because they are more patient in doing the same thing all-day long. What do others think?” His contact is [email protected]

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