Chaotic debate exposed MPs' soft underbelly

John Mbadi

Minority Leader in the National Assembly John Mbadi shows one of his finger that he alleged was bitten by Soin -Sigowet MP Kisengeret Koross during Parties Amendment Bill voting at Parliament Buildings on December 29, 2021.

Photo credit: Jeff Angote | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • If he had his way, Philemon Wachara says, he would have had the Traffic Police Department disbanded.
  • The skyrocketing price of cooking fat, now retailing at Sh300, is of serious concern to Kamichore Mutindira.

House of chaos • The chaotic debate in Parliament has “exposed the soft underbelly of MPs, who, under normal circumstances, would be buddies when discussing their perks, says W. Kimariech. The Tangatanga camp, he adds, is threatening to stop the process in court should Parliament fails to do so. Why waste time in Parliament — unless they’re saying courts are rubber stamps?” His contact [email protected].

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Corrupt police • If he had his way, Philemon Wachara says, he would have had the Traffic Police Department disbanded. “As I drive around Nairobi, it’s very sickening seeing the officers collecting bribes openly from matatus and private cars. Some turn up early at the Enterprise/Likoni Road junction, flagging down trucks and matatus for bribes.” His contact is [email protected].

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Name matters • Gigantic telco Safaricom should develop technology to erase the original names of owners of mobile numbers after they are reissued to new customers, says George Mburu. “My sister’s calls aren’t answered, and neither are people calling her, because it’s the name of a certain Kiprono which pops up instead of hers. Her number is 0726172792.” His contact is [email protected].

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Fat prices • The skyrocketing price of cooking fat, now retailing at Sh300, is of serious concern to Kamichore Mutindira. “In years gone by, manufacturers engaged in price wars, which kept the price of this essential commodity low. Soon, we might be forced to eat our food mboilo (boiled) not because of any health consciousness but due to an economic knockout.” His contact is [email protected].

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Resolutions • This, F. Mukembu notes, is again that time of the year when everybody makes New Year’s Resolutions. “It’s prudent to make a good list of what one wants to achieve. But we should know that making New Year’s Resolutions is one thing and realising them is another. It can be a source of frustration if you make unrealistic resolutions.” His contact is [email protected]

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