THE CUTTING EDGE-January 13 - Daily Nation

THE CUTTING EDGE

Saturday January 13 2018

JOB ADVERT: A newspaper advertisement by the National Police Service Commission of the post of Director Criminal Investigation, a job President Uhuru Kenyatta has, albeit in an acting capacity, given to George Kinoti, has caught W. Kimariech’s eye. Says he: “If the advert is not just a formality, why did the President put the cart before the horse and why the urgency if the post was meant to be competitively filled? Can Mr Kinoti  lose out on this presidential appointment? Some actions are just comical!” His contact is [email protected]

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PIN SAFETY: Safaricom wishes to assure Daniel Myatu, who raised concern about the safety of the PIN feature in mySafaricom App,  and other customers that it has been sorted out. Joseph Ogutu, the director (strategy), says the feature can be found under the ‘Settings’ option on the menu. “We also acknowledge Mr Mathias Cheboi’s appreciation of our newly built site at Strabag, Eldoret. We are committed to providing customers with world-class services and connectivity.” This, he explains, is why Safaricom is investing in expanding and upgrading its network. 

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KANGEMI HAWKERS: There is a disaster waiting to happen at the Kangemi Bridge on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway, warns Epimach Maritim. Hawkers, other petty traders and matatu operators, he adds, have taken over most of the road, narrowing and making it difficult for other motorists to get through. “Are the authorities waiting for a bad accident before they start issuing directives left, right an centre? The same potential death trap, he states, is the old roundabout at Westlands shopping centre. “Please act now to prevent a looming tragedy,’ he pleads. His contact is [email protected]

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TREE CUTTING: The cutting down of the scores of indigenous trees on Mombasa Road, Nairobi, has terribly distressed David Kilonzi. This must be the worst New Year’s  incident so far for the tree-loving David, particularly disturbed to note that targeted mainly are the indigenous acacia, with the exotic trees left standing. “Can the city county government and the Kenya National Highways Authority explain why the trees are being uprooted using graders?” He has been particularly pained to see some men hewing and loading the wood on lorries. His contact is [email protected]
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MASS FAILURE: The reported mass failure of teacher trainees in the various public colleges is not surprising not, at all, says Chris Kiriba. With the calibre of some of their trainers who cannot even construct a single correct English sentence, Chris adds, one would not have expected anything different. “In the past, college tutors were experts in their fields of study unlike today when people easily find their way into these colleges. Colleges should be citadels of academic excellence and not dens of the academic challenged.” His contact is [email protected]

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