Let Form Three, Class Seven and Class Six learners return to school

What you need to know:

  • The phased reopening of schools has come with its fair share of controversy.


Idle teachers • The phased reopening of schools has come with its fair share of controversy, says Job Momanyi. While the priority is KCPE and KCSE exam candidates for social distancing, he wants Standard 6 and 7 pupils and Form Three students included. “This will ensure that teachers are made good use of and more children get an opportunity to learn.” His contact is jobmomanyi@yahoo.com.

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Cheque it out • Safaricom, shareholder Harun Wanjohi notes, declared a good dividend for the financial year ending March 2020. The firm, he adds, has been doing a good job, except for shareholders who receive dividends by cheque. The payment began in August but they are still waiting. He wants to know from Image Registrars when the cheques will be delivered. His contact is galileefami@gmail.com.

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Damages • Over three decades after Florah Kivairu’s son was killed in hit-and-run incident in 1986, a court awarded damages but her lawyer didn’t hand over the money. The family reported that to the Law Society of Kenya’s disciplinary tribunal. In 2016, he was ordered to pay Sh200, 000, which he did in two instalments. But she is yet to receive the balance from LSK. Her contact is florah.kivairu@gmail.com.

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Good officer • Michael Mwania was arrested by a traffic police officer who, when he asked to see her identity card, became angry and locked him up at Kamukunji Police Station, Nairobi. Then youthful Deputy OCS P. Kilonzo appeared. “He was very understanding, tolerant and fair. We need such officers to change the tainted image of the police!” His contact is mwaniam@gmail.com.

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 ‘New’ YK92 • DP William Ruto, Taabu Tele remarks, “has proved to be a political genius by digitising his Youth for Kanu ’92 (YK92) mobilisation skills to charm jobless youth with donations while riding on a wheelbarrow”. His “political merchandising in viral tweets” and parading of defectors “is proof that the more things change, the more they remain politically the same”. His contact taabu.tele@mail.com.

Have a tactful day, won’t you!