Hatemongers should be dealt with firmly

Mithika Linturi

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi when he appeared before the Nakuru Law Courts on January 11, 2022. He was released on a Sh5 million bond with a surety of similar amount or an alternative cash bail of Sh2 million in his incitement case.

Photo credit: Cheboite Kigen | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Inciters should be dealt with severely by the security authorities to serve as a deterrent to others, says C. Maiyo.
  • Ruth Gituma says she was amazed by the simplicity with which the bodies of Charles Njonjo and Richard Leakey were recently disposed of.

Hatemongers • As they step up campaigns for the August general election, C. Maiyo moans, most politicians are dragging the country towards possible chaos. “It is the shame of political incitement and unnecessary divisions. The inciters should be dealt with severely by the security authorities so that the actions of these leaders can serve as a deterrent to others.” His contact is [email protected] gmail.com.

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Sprucing up • The Anniversary Towers compound on University Way, Nairobi, is being spruced up, says Githuku Mungai. “New paving blocks are being laid out in preparation for planting flowers. IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati will soon start receiving important visitors. He must be behind the ongoing repairs. Or could it be that he has nothing to do with it?” His contact is [email protected].

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Missing slot • Samuel Omari’s brother was admitted to Kabete National Polytechnic for the January 2021 academic year but, due to Covid-19, the intake was pushed to September and then January 2022. But at the college he was told: “Your admission has a problem and we can’t guarantee you a place”. He wishes KUCCPS and the polytechnic could explain. His contact is [email protected].

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Name irony • A number of institutions in Nyandarua County, especially primary schools, X. N. Iraki notes, had European names like Munro, Penrose, Morgan and Grenville. “They were changed to reflect the local circumstances, getting Mikeu (a tree) or Kaheho (a cold place). Paradoxically, those advocating the name changes were known as John, James, Anderson, etc.” His contact is [email protected].

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Burials • The simplicity with which the bodies of two prominent Kenyans — former AG Charles Njonjo and conservationist Richard Leakey — were recently disposed of, Ruth Gituma found amazing. “Despite their status and wealth, one was cremated hours after his death and the other buried quietly in his preferred hill. It’s time we had a discussion on the opulent burials.” Her contact is [email protected]

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