Appeal to Uhuru to rein in David Murathe is misdirected

What you need to know:

  • The meeting that resolved to endorse under-the-tree, open spaces and social hall teaching, “must have used statistics from another universe”

Attacks • The appeal to President Uhuru Kenyatta to rein in Jubilee vice-chairman David Murathe is misdirected, remarks Robert Mukirae, likening it to “asking the lion not to devour the antelope”. He adds: “He is the President’s acolyte, his sounding board and the pipe that plays the piper’s tune. His ‘thenge (goat)’-like belligerence has the blessings of the highest office.” His contact is [email protected].

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Open learning • The meeting that resolved to endorse under-the-tree, open spaces and social hall teaching, “must have used statistics from another universe”, remarks Martin Wandahwa. “Will those places accommodate what schools can’t? What about furniture, toilets, and water? Is this how to decongest schools? This not educational but medical,” Major (Rtd) Wandahwa adds. His contact is martahwa@yahoo.com.

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Dry taps • Lang’ata resident Charles Njoroge can’t help pouring cold water on Nairobi Water Company's equitable distribution programme started on September 4. “They promised Uhuru Gardens supply from Sunday at 2pm to Monday noon. They supplied droplets on Monday, 5am to 8am. For the second week, we’re at the mercy of water cartels that profit from our misery.” His contact is Tel. 0722797775.

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Rhodes clinic • Fredrick Abuti was recently at Rhodes Chest Clinic near the Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi, which has a notice, proclaiming: “All our services are offered free of charge”. But on being sent to the lab, he was charged Sh2,000 for the test. “After negotiating Kenyan style, I paid Sh1,000 instead. I then wasn't treated, but was referred to yet another clinic.” His contact is [email protected]

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Business idea • Some unsolicited, but potentially tenable business tip from Jack Okuthe. Says he: “Can Faiba Jamii Telecom, please, merge with KCB Vooma to offer cheap internet connections on Faiba and internet 4G gadgets and access to the mobile fund wallet on Vooma to compete with Safaricom's M-Pesa?” His contact is [email protected]

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