It's pointless bad-mouthing the dead

Sir Charles Njonjo

Former Attorney General the late Charles Njonjo.

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What you need to know:

  • Let’s give barbs and bouquets to the living or forever keep quiet. No need to talk about people who can’t defend themselves, says Ruth Gituma.
  • The owners of private security firms should treat their guards like fellow human beings, says Maxwel Odeka.

Respect for dead • Bad-mouthing the dead is sinking too low in this happy New Year, says Ruth Gituma. She is particularly upset by the ongoing talk for and against former long-serving Attorney-General Charles Njonjo, saying it is not necessary. “Let’s give barbs and bouquets to the living or forever keep quiet. No need to talk about people who can’t defend themselves.” Her contact is [email protected]

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Apex of dishonour • Most of the MPs don’t deserve the title “Honourable” if what happened in the National Assembly on December 29 is anything to go by. “An MP biting a colleague’s finger is a very primitive act by any standard. The concerned MP should face the full force of the law to restore the dignity of the august House.” His contact is [email protected]

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Dignity • The owners of private security firms should treat their guards like fellow human beings, says Maxwel Odeka. “The guards’ salaries need to be increased and paid on time. They should have their days off and annual leave and clean sets of uniform to boost their self-esteem. Security guards’ employers should stop misusing them.” His contact is [email protected]

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Powerless • He may be living far away in the US but Dickson K feels the plight of someone who applied for electricity connection four months ago and is waiting to date. “Can somebody come to the aid of the Kenya Power customer in Thika? Of the six people we have approached, none is willing to help.” His application reference is E28112021060038 and contact [email protected]

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Darts • Mwangi Wanjohi has been watching the World Darts Championship on TV with nostalgia. “In the 1990s, Kenya Breweries used to sponsor the Tusker Export Festival of Darts, where sharpshooters showcased their talents. I still remember humorous commentator Mike Round-Turner and great players. How I wish KBL could resume the sponsorship.” His contact is [email protected]

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