Let’s review politicians’ pre-poll promises

What you need to know:

This should determine whether their tenure should be extended.

Stalled projects • As the 2022 General Election approaches, politics is taking centre stage, says Newton Kipkurui, disappointed that some projects started three years ago, just after the last poll, have stalled. “As often happens, promises will again be used to convince people to vote them back. This should determine whether their tenure should be extended.” His contact is [email protected]

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Smoking truck • A Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) maintenance truck is itself “urgently in need of maintenance”, remarks Joe Musyoki. The truck’s exhaust leaves a cloud of fumes, endangering the lives of pedestrians, its crew and other motorists in Kitengela. The truck was last seen on Saturday on Mombasa Road after some road repairs. His contact is [email protected]

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Water war • There is a standoff in Mweiga, Nyeri County, over a water shortage following the damaging of local water firm Nyewasco’s pipes by a Chinese firm, says Julius Kahehu. The parties have for 15 days failed to agree on compensation, ignoring the people’s suffering and Covid-19 risk. “We don’t have a river nearby. When will supply be restored?” His contact is [email protected]

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Pension pain • A pensioner’s pain is how Samuel Mungai describes his frustration after 29 years of service. Says he: “I went on early retirement after giving the Public Service Commission a three-month notice in August. I’ve not received my pension.” His State Department of Vocational Training file is No. 1990177512. He can be reached on Tel 0733579949 or [email protected]

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Rogue police • Last Saturday, at 2.30pm, Henry Ruhiu parked his car off Outering Road, and as he approached a seller of beehives, a police lorry was coming. Somebody shouted in Kiswahili: “Wewe mzee tutakushika hata ukiwa umevaa mask (You, old man, we’ll arrest you even if you’re wearing a mask).” Says he: For what crime? His contact is [email protected]                   


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