Insulting Mama Ngina Kenyatta was wrong

What you need to know:

  • Every dark cloud has a silver lining and Covid-19 is no exception

Insults • Though a firm believer in free speech, Anwar Ogle is unhappy with MP Oscar Sudi for his unsavoury remarks against Mama Ngina Kenyatta. “Insults must be condemned. Politicians insulting each other is no problem, but don’t include mothers in your fights. Where does the President’s mother come in? But the President should not retaliate as that will worsen it.” His contact is [email protected]

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County fees • A year ago, Patrick Majanja recalls, Nairobi City County advertised a new system of payment for services, rates and rent through Co-operative and National banks. But there seems to be a problem as accounts were never credited. On enquiring, a clerk said to him: “We’ve told you people time and again to stop paying through the banks!” His contact is [email protected]

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Water woes • A vital institution, the Regional Veterinary Investigation Laboratory (RVIL) at Mariakani, has gone without water for three months, Collins Angute reports. Kimawasco (Kilifi Mariakani Water Services Company) has failed to deliver. “We get promises that are never fulfilled. Please, restore our water supply,” he pleads. His contact is Tel 0779840 802 or [email protected]

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Worthless coin • When shopping at Naivas Supermarket in Nakuru, Mario Weru says, he hates paying and receiving the worthless Sh1 coins change “because of the old marketing gimmick of pricing items at Sh199, Sh72 or Sh121”. He’s often forced to leave the coins with the teller or drop them in the charity coin box. “Why not round up the prices to the nearest Sh5 or Sh10?” His contact is [email protected]

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Looting • Every dark cloud has a silver lining and Covid-19 is no exception, remarks Muriithi King’au, adding, however, that in the counties, it is much more. “It’s more of a gold-lined cloud that has jolted the governors and other officials into overdrive to strike it rich.” However, he warns, the “additional lining could turn out to be a catastrophic mirage”. His contact is [email protected].

Have a golden day, won’t you!