THE CUTTING EDGE-July 12, 2018 - Daily Nation

THE CUTTING EDGE

Thursday July 12 2018

NAME AND SHAME: The government should name and shame all those who looted public funds and stashed away the money in some Swiss banks, says Richard Kihara, in response to the good news that what has been recovered will soon be repatriated. The public disclosure, Richard adds, should reveal the name of the thief, the amount of money stolen, the date when it was stolen and banked and from which project or ministry. “Only then can we be certain that stealing will be abhorred and some hard lessons learnt.” His contact is [email protected]

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HOT AIR PORTAL: Although the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has lately been insisting that all the transactions, including the change of ownership of motor vehicles, must be done online through its portal, George Kirethi says he tried it and was quite disappointed to note that it’s just not possible. Says he: “Would you, Watchie, please assist by getting NTSA to upgrade its system. Effecting a vehicle ownership transfer is just not possible. The system keeps hanging as one tries to upload an old logbook.” For the details, his contact is [email protected]

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THE POWER TO ROT... Urgently calling Kenya Power is R. D. Knight, who lives at Tangini, deep in Shimba Hills in Kwale County. Last month, says Knight, he experienced a power failure that lasted 10 days and suffered a loss of Sh25,000 from food going bad. This month, he had a power failure for three days. Having stocked up the losses from the previous problem, the loss was again about Sh25,000. He has called the emergency team at Diani numerous times to no avail. “My loss is due to incompetence and I expect them to reimburse me.” His contact is [email protected]

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...AND POWERLESS STAFF: Also upset that what he had imagined was an emergency has been rather casually handled is Chris Oloo. More than two weeks ago, Chris complained about delay in replacing a transformer that had blown up at Nakhasiko Primary School in Samia, Busia County. To his utter annoyance, he adds, staff at the power utility’s office in Busia claim that although a replacement transformer is now available, they lack the personnel to do the job. “Are these people really serious with their work?” wonders Chris, whose contact is [email protected]

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BROTHER'S KEEPER: A generous response to his internet appeal to raise fees for a Kapenguria boy who has now gone back to school has enthralled West Pokot resident Musa Loriso. Says he: “I'm immensely indebted to my fellow Kenyans and other internet users who shared the video of the student, which I posted on Facebook. I didn't know it could come to this. Now, the boy is back in class. I'll forever be grateful to you all. Indeed, this is a testimony evidence that Kenyans are kind-hearted people.” His contact is [email protected]

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LOOMING EXTINCTION: Hotels in the cold Karatina and Nyeri towns on the slopes of Mt Kenya, university don X. N. Iraki has noted, now have mosquito nets. Says he: “Mosquitos have gone that far up the mountains. What other evidence of global warming do we need? It is time we reversed this trend, lest our small planet becomes like Mars — dry, barren and lifeless. So far, no other habitable planet has been found in the vast and endless universe. Let us take care of our only home.” His contact is [email protected]

Have a visible day, won’t you!