THE CUTTING EDGE- December 30 - Daily Nation

THE CUTTING EDGE

Saturday December 30 2017

SWEARING IN: Attorney-General Githu Muigai should just stop warning Nasa leader Raila Odinga against being sworn-in as the so-called ‘People’s President’, and “let him do so and be charged with treason” if the authorities have the spine, says S. K. Chege. The opposition leader, Chege adds, is still walking around freely, causing anxiety in the country. “I doubt that anything will happen to Raila even if he swears himself in. But the reality is that we had a presidential election on August 8 and a repeat poll October 26, and President Uhuru Kenyatta was dully sworn in.” His contact is [email protected]

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BAD ROAD: Most probably back home for the Christmas and New Year holidays, Johnstone Onyino is appalled at the condition of the Kilingili Road in Vihiga County in western Kenya. The road, which links the rich agricultural area to Luanda Township on the Kisumu-Busia highway, he adds, is full of potholes and a real nightmare for motorists, who incur a lot of expenses repairing their battered motor vehicles. He simply cannot understand why the ongoing reconstruction of roads countrywide cannot be extended to the western region. His contact is [email protected]

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CONMEN: Safaricom has noted Prof Chis Macoloo’s complaint about cheats taking advantage of M-Pesa transactions to try rip off subscribers. Joseph Ogutu, the mobile phone firm’s director in charge of strategy, says customers should forward any such suspicious messages to No. 333 for investigation and action by the fraud management team. “We only contact customers through 072200000 for M-Pesa reversals and other customer-related issues. In addition, we never request customers for their PINs. Should a customer receive such a message, they should call 100 or 200 to ascertain if it is, indeed, from Safaricom.  

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UNPAID TEACHER: Writing on behalf of a teacher who was employed by the Teachers Service Commission in July (TSC Number 568359), David Macharia says she has never been paid her salary despite working diligently for those many months. The teacher, he adds, reported to her duty station, starting her duties with zeal and enthusiasm. Without her pay, David adds, the festive season has been quite gloomy for this young woman, who has borrowed heavily from relatives and friends to keep body and soul together and continue to discharge her duties. This sister’s keeper’s contact is [email protected]

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ROAD CARNAGE: Since his return from the United Kingdom in mid-November, S. K. Chege says the country has continued to witness numerous fatal accidents. However, Chege is convinced that no new laws or regulations are required to end the carnage on the roads and that there is absolutely no need to deregister driving schools. “What we need is to strictly enforce the laws we have as the late Transport minister John Michuki once did. We need more of his calibre of people to do this.” His contact is [email protected]  
 
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