The Covid-19 pandemic has terribly disrupted lives

What you need to know:

  • Medical and veterinary doctors need to talk more during this pandemic.

Double intake • The Covid-19 pandemic, Job Momanyi remarks, has terribly disrupted lives. Badly hit are schools and colleges, which have been closed for the better part of the year. “Now that the government is considering reopening them, a way should be found to avoid making students repeat a year,” he says. Even if it requires a double intake, it must be done. His contact is [email protected]

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Birds of a feather • Medical and veterinary doctors need to talk more during this pandemic, notes university don X.N. Iraki. “Traditionally, medical doctors enjoyed higher class than their veterinary colleagues. The roles could be reversed with vets enjoying higher prestige as they stop viruses before they jump to humans. It’s time the two shared classes.” His contact is [email protected]

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In darkness • Some 10 days since the Kenya Power office at Mbale Township disconnected electricity to Kabwareng, Vihiga County, citing overloading of the transformer, 100 families are suffering, moans Arabu Adede. “Students, teachers, farmers and traders have been left to rue lost opportunities. But Kenya Power is also losing. Can the CEO to come to our rescue?” His contact is [email protected]

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Outages • A resident of Ngara, in Nairobi, Sagar Jhankharia, is worried about weekly power outages. The holder of account No. 1965300 says this has gone on for a while. “We fall under Muthurwa substation and the engineer in charge is aware of this but no help is forthcoming. It’s difficult to run businesses without power. I look forward to assistance.” His contact is [email protected]

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 ‘Ale-ing’ • Hail the ale! exclaims Charlie Wakaba Kamanga, apparently a beer connoisseur, who a year ago requested East African Breweries to consider canning his favourite Balozi brand but has not heard a word from them. “In these pandemic days, it’s time the brewer came to the aid of consumers who would be only too glad to take away a six-pack.” His contact is [email protected] Have a relaxing day, won’t you!