THE CUTTING EDGE-June 13, 2018 - Daily Nation

THE CUTTING EDGE

Wednesday June 13 2018

POLITICISING GRAFT: Quite surprising, Jasper Murithi remarks, is a recent comment attributed to Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa that “the current war on graft is targeting innocent individuals”. Jasper wonders what method the MP used to determine the innocence of those suspected of looting public coffers. “After all, if one is wrongly accused, they can always sue for damages and get compensated. Or could the MP have been just politicking? He should support our President on this noble public duty.” His contact is [email protected]

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DECENT FOOTPATH: A regular user of Lang'ata Road, Nairobi, Rose Simani, who has complained about this before, is still extremely saddened by the state of the footpath. “The contractor who built the trenches appears to have abandoned the work, leaving the footpath unusable by pedestrians and it’s extremely useful to us as this is where we do our walking exercises everyday. Why are we being denied the use of a decent footpath? Aren’t we rate- and taxpayers, too? Where are our MCA and MP? We need answers.” Her contact is Tel 0733705723 or [email protected]

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CALLING BANK MANAGER: “Desperate situations call for desperate measures” is an apt saying in the case of the situation Mombasa resident Nigel Henson finds himself in, and which has forced him to go public. He poses: “Does the KCB branch at Naivas Centre in Mombasa really have a manager? I’ve been waiting for 14 months for a response. My recent letters are unanswered and my three visits in the past month have found an empty office! Where are you?” His contact, in case the bank’s top bosses have an answer, is [email protected] 

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CEMETERY CONTACTS: Nairobi’s Lang'ata Cemetery holds a special place in Menino Rodrigues’s heart, because that is where his parents were buried in 1984 and 1987. Because he treasures their memory, Menino has been trying to contact the cemetery’s records office. Says he: “I am keen to find out my parents’ graves’ numbers and will be grateful if anyone can give me the contact details, such as the email address, telephone number or post office box number, of the records office. I have tried extensively on the internet and failed.” His contact is [email protected]

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OVELOADED MATATUS: The apparent unspoken rule for the matatus plying Embu-Kiritiri route, Stephen Muriuki notes, is that a 14-seater vehicle must carry 20 passengers. Worried about the grave risk the passengers in the overloaded vehicles are being exposed to by the operators, he poses: “Do they have blessings of the traffic police?” Stephen wonders who will save the Mbeere residents risking their lives “in these moving coffins” and challenges the traffic bosses to look into the antics of their crooked juniors. For the details, his contact is [email protected]

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ANGRY WITH ANGA: At the Diamond Plaza II shopping mall in Parklands, Nairobi, a popular port of call for local residents who love the movies is Anga Cinemas. However, Jaini Shah is unhappy that it is not such a friendly place, particularly for people with disabilities, as it has only a ramp leading to the first row of seats and no wheelchair access. When Jaini confronted the mall and the cinema theatre managers about the shortcoming, they blamed each other. “I am disappointed about this architectural oversight.” Jaini’s contact is [email protected]

Have a caring day, won’t you!