The cutting edge

Thursday March 22 2018

UNHEEDED WARNING: Responding to the news on the cracks, John T. Mukui says: “I told you so,” adding: “On May 23, 2012, I wrote in this column about Africa splitting into two continents based on the cracks on the Maai Mahiu-Narok road. The only response I received then was an email from an investor in the Longonot area, while a friend thought it was God’s design to separate the main political adversaries in Kenya as they would finally be in separate continents. I am glad the issue has now made the headlines.” His contact is [email protected]

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HOMELESS FAMILY: Moved by the plight of a homeless woman and her two little children in Nairobi, whose suffering has intensified with the rains, Karanga Kimani prays that help will come soon. An ideal rescuer, he adds, would be a home for the poor. The family, he reports, hangs around the NSSF Building’s parking yard and just before Cathedral Road. “The mother looks sick and her children will surely fall ill with this exposure to the elements, not to mention the risk of harm from street boys and even men.” His contact is [email protected]

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‘POWERLESS’ TRANSFORMER: When Kenya Power installed a transformer at Yekanga trading centre in Kathonzweni Sub-County, Makueni County, to specifically serve the local primary school, traders and neighbouring homes, Japheth Wasua reports, there was a lot of excitement. However, one and a half years later, not a single bulb has been lit from it and what a waste! he remarks. As the transformer serves no purpose now, Japheth is daring the power utility firm to dismantle and cart it away. His contact is [email protected]

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ANTI-FGM CAMPAIGN: With grim statistics indicating that there has been a sharp increase in the number of girls being subjected to the deadly and needless female genital mutilation in the name of tradition in Kenya, Anthony Gathendu is calling for a robust national campaign by all to push for an end to the illicit and uncouth practice. FGM, he explains, “has serious complications on the sexual health of girls and women, including severe pains, shock and childbirth difficulties”. His contact is [email protected]

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PASSPORT PAIN: All the excitement James Githinji had as he applied for a passport online and similarly paying for it ended rudely and abruptly on arrival at the Immigration Department headquarters in Nyayo House, Nairobi. Spending the whole day in a long queue to just get his photo taken is not something he would even have imagined. And worse was to come: He learnt that the passport booklets had run out. “This is a total waste of time and mockery of technology,” concludes an angry James. His contact is [email protected]

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