THE CUTTING EDGE

Tuesday April 17 2018

TOM MBOYA STATUE: The sorry condition of the statue on Moi Avenue in downtown Nairobi, of the late Tom Mboya, one of the country’s leading heroes as a freedom fighter and an effective and pretty eloquent Cabinet minister, really saddens Francis Njuguna. He, therefore, appealing to the city county government to move quickly and rehabilitate the late minister’s likeness. “Tom Joseph Mboya was very dear to many of his fellow Kenyans, and yet it has taken quite long to do this. Please, speed it up,” urges Francis, whose contact is [email protected]

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INTEREST CAP: Arguing that the Kenya Bankers Association has done a poor job of explaining why the interest rate capping law must be repealed, Wycliffe Makori is keen to go to their rescue — without sending a fee note. Says he: “The cap should be removed because it has made the rich richer and the poor poorer as it would only make business sense to the banker to lend to those with stable jobs and businesses with good cash flows and collateral. The hoi polloi like watchmen and mama mboga will not be financed.” His contact is wycliffemakor[email protected]

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SPARKLING KISUMU: During his recent visit to the lakeside town of Kisumu, Hanif Gilani says he was particularly impressed to note just how clean it looks nowadays. And he cannot help saying kudos to all those responsible for bringing out the very best in the town. The political leadership, top management and the staff, Hanif adds, have lately done a good job and the evidence of their hard work is the spruced-up town that aspires for city status. “Well done to all those involved in the clean-up and keep it up, Kisumu!” His contact is [email protected]

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PARCHED KITENGELA: The cry about a ‘dry Kitengela’ is hard to even visualise with the ongoing heavy rains. However, it’s a matter that concerns Nashon Luge and his neighbours in this fast-growing township southeast of Nairobi. Says he: “Just what have we done to deserve dry taps despite the rains pounding the country. There has been no water in our taps since January, and the EPZ has also been starved of water by Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company. Why is the firm denying us water? Kindly help quench our thirst!” His contact is [email protected]
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DELAYED REFUND: Even after waiting for six months to get a refund from Kenya Power, in vain, Paul Muciri is not about to give up. It all started when he paid Sh1,000 through an agent, Dao Centre, at Githunguri in Kiambu County, on November 1, last year, which was credited to the wrong account, No. 14107568777 (receipt No. 59910642056655720622). He has been to the accounts section on the sixth floor of Electricity House but, to date, nothing. His correct account number is 14107577786 and his contact Tel 0716400670 or email [email protected]

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STADIUM PARKING: Hundreds of acres of land lie idle when there are no sports going on in the various stadiums,” is Joe Ngige Munga’s witty observation on the scanty use of public facilities. “It’s unfortunate that the authorities have not seen it prudent to open these stadiums for car parking at a fee,” he says. “This would generate more revenue for the facilities, ease congestion in town centres and create jobs for some Kenyans. Opening up Kasarani, Nyayo and City stadiums, for example, would give Nairobi’s CBD a breather!” His contact is [email protected]

Have a resourceful day, won’t you!