GRADUATE POLICE: National Police Service Commission chairman Johnston Kavuludi’s assurance that the salaries of graduate police officers will not be slashed is good news, indeed, says Richard Kimonge. The best practice the world over, he adds, is to reward employees with promotion and a pay raise on attaining higher educational and professional qualifications. “The commission should borrow a leaf from the TSC and audit all its officers and reward all those who have recently acquired university degrees.” His contact [email protected]
POLITICAL 'ENMITY': Diehard supporters of politicians, Misheck Wambu urges, “should now realise that no blood should ever be shed over their superficial differences, which are flicked away by a mere handshake”. As they fight, their leaders will always easily forget their differences with their “sworn enemies”’ and converge whenever there is a political need or gain to be made. Misheck would like to see Kenya move to a stage where politics is delinked from personalities and based on issues of benefit to the majority. His contact is [email protected]
NO DEBT: The IEBC does not owe Wesley Morike Makori any money as he was fully paid for his service as a polling clerk through his bank account in Equity Bank’s Kisii branch on September 6 last year, says communications and public affairs manager Andrew Limo. He adds: “Having employed more than 350,000 temporary staff during last year’s elections, it is not uncommon to have a few cases of pay processing delays due to errors such as mismatch in bank details. Our field officers will ensure that anyone who worked for us is paid.” Their contact is [email protected]
MISSING AIRTIME: Calling Airtel is subscriber Samuel Muigai, not amused about delay in completing a transaction that he had paid for in advance. On March 16, Samuel bought Airtel airtime credit worth Sh1,000 via PesaPal and his account was immediately debited and the transaction confirmed through M-Pesa reference MCG3B0SBWL, at 3.17pm. To date, he has yet to receive the airtime; neither has he got a refund or an explanation for the delay. “Could my hard-earned money also have been swept away in a flash?” His contact is [email protected]
‘THUNDERPHOBIA’: The rains that have in the past few weeks been wreaking havoc around the country, Charlie Kamanga reports, have also been inducing some weird behaviour in his neighbour’s dog. Every time the dog hears the sound of thunder, Charlie adds, it “springs up and dashes into any house that may be open and will bite anyone who stands in its way”. Can a veterinarian, please, explain this canine’s phobia and what exactly causes it? he appeals. His contact is [email protected]
Have a calming day, won’t you!