Kagwe has ignored strike notices by medics

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe gives an update on the Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya during a press conference at Afya House in Nairobi on November 16, 2020. 

Photo credit: Dennis Onsongo | Nation Media group

Kang’ata’s letter • The hullabaloo over central Kenya’s alleged rejection of the BBI, Silas Nyambok says he does not understand, “as the region does not enjoy veto powers”. In response to Senate Majority Chief Irungu Kang’ata’s letter to President Kenyatta, warning him that the BBI will flop in Mt Kenya, he poses: “So what? It can still be passed by the other regions.” His contact is ogutawinyo@yahoo.com.


Kagwe’s poor show• Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has in the typical Kenyan style ignored strike notices by medics, opting to sit in his office and issue threats, hoping that they will work miracles, remarks Eliab Otiato. “Instead of addressing the grievances raised by their unions, he has been chest-thumping and threatening the striking health workers. The damage has already been done.” His contact is mabwaeliab@gmail.com.


Trump mayhem• Could outgoing US President Donald Trump have been studying video footage of Kenya’s past post-election chaos to replicate in his country? wonders Henry Ruhiu. He sees a lot of similarities starting with his claims that the elections were rigged to the mayhem witnessed when his rowdy supporters crudely stormed the Congress in Washington, DC. His contact is henryruhiu56@gmail.com.


Magoha, trees and classes• Education CS George Magoha’s prescription of “classes under trees” as a means to fight Covid-19, Ruth Gituma is uneasy about. Says she: “I’m still in shock that CS is rooting for ‘under-the-tree classrooms’. In the areas with high noise pollution how will they concentrate? What of adverse weather? We could have prefabricated shelters instead.” Her contact is rgitum@gmail.com.


Flights, social distacing• A regular traveller by road, John Muniu, says he is sure that no social distancing is being observed in the airplanes and trains to curb the Covid-19 pandemic. On the contrary, he adds, it’s mandatory for matatus/buses. “Planes and trains can travel day and night but matatus/buses must obey the 10pm curfew. Is the problem the people or the mode of travel?” His contact is ndunyujf@gmail.com.

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