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THE CUTTING EDGE

Friday March 1 2019

PUBLIC FUNDS LOOTERS: A vast majority of Kenyans never tire of reminding themselves and others that they are good Christians and God-fearing, but their actions speak to the contrary, remarks Chris Kiriba. “This same majority is stealing from fellow Kenyans. Every day, the media are inundated with reports about corruption and stealing from the poor.” Chris wonders how many of the crooks have read the following verse in the Book of Proverbs: “Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court for the Lord will take up their case and will exact life for life.” His contact is chriskiriba14 @gmail.com.
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WATER SHORTAGE: Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company is aware of the water supply challenge as reported by Njuguna Kimotho, says the Corporate Affairs Department. This, a spokesperson explains, is due to the diminishing water levels in the reservoirs and the presence of water bowsers. “Our team, in collaboration with the city county and the police, has in the past three weeks cracked down on illegal connections and apprehended and arraigned some suspects. The NCWSC is working tirelessly to ensure residents get adequate supply on their allotted days." Customers should dial *888# or email [email protected] to report faults.
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DAY SHIFT-ONLY TRAFFIC POLICE: Traffic rules, it seems, are suspended at sunset, notes Joe Ngige Mungai. At this time, he adds, most of the traffic police officers are replaced by their general duty colleagues and laxity in enforcing traffic rules starts. Joe is convinced that the “chances of getting involved in a road accident at night are higher than during the day”. Travelling at night, he has always come across public service vehicle drivers overloading and speeding, especially along the Thika Superhighway. “The Traffic Police Department cannot afford to be a day shift-only organisation.” His contact is [email protected]
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NO PARKING: The number of motor vehicles often parked outside the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) headquarters on both sides of Kiambu Road is steadily growing, notes Githuku Mungai. “I should know because I have been visiting Kiambu Town from last week and I do not think I would have failed to notice the same thing, say a year ago, when I used to pass by the DCI headquarters,” he says, without speculating on the reason. He wonders whether it could be that visitors are now required to park outside the compound. His contact is [email protected]
Have an observant day, won’t you!