What you need to know:
- The President, Joe Ngige Mungai notes, has been under immense pressure from Kenyans to ease the Covid restrictions.
- Mourning the death of journalist Philip Ochieng, Ruth Gituma fully agrees that he was, indeed, a wordsmith.
Labour Day • President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Labour Day speech in which he allowed bars to open until 7pm does not make sense to Ed Mwiti. Says he: “A majority of bar patrons work until 5pm, and given the heavy traffic jams, another 30 or 40 minutes will be spent on the road, leaving bars with only an hour for business. This will only benefit the crooked police enforcing the curfew.” His contact is email@example.com.
Covid-19 • The President, Joe Ngige Mungai notes, has been under immense pressure from Kenyans to ease the Covid restrictions. “I believe he has made the decision based on intelligence. I’m not sure whether the country is safe or not. Looking at the rising cases in Asia, I dare say the worst is yet to come. However, the choice between life and death is in basic hygiene.” His contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thika ‘County’? • A special appeal from Jane Muthoga to the MPs from Gatanga, Kandara, Gatundu South and Thika is that they should join hands and push for the creation of a new county. The former Thika District, she adds, deserves to become a brand new county to cater for the needs of the commercially and socially intertwined constituencies revolving around Thika Town. Her contact is email@example.com.
Highway • Still grateful to the government for the construction of the now 10-year-old Thika Superhighway, P.W. Karani says there is only one small omission that if fixed will seal the package. He wants a footbridge constructed at the Ruiru Toll Station to ease crossing from the Mugutha area and enhance safety for the pedestrians from the Kimbo area near Ruiru Town. His contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adios, Philip • Mourning the death of journalist Philip Ochieng, whom she describes as her best English language teacher that she never got to meet in person, Ruth Gituma fully agrees that he was, indeed, a wordsmith. “His column was a must-read in the Sunday Nation albeit with Google at hand. No doubt those of us, who are avid readers of the paper will miss him.” Her contact is email@example.com.
Have a remarkable day, won’t you!