Mombasa Road commuters deserve a pat on the back

The ongoing construction of Nairobi Expressway to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, along Mombasa road in this picture taken on November 08, 2020.

Photo credit: Dennis Onsongo | Nation Media Group

Traffic jams • Mombasa Road commuters deserve a pat on the back for their patience in traffic jams due to the construction of the Nairobi Expressway, says Joe Musyoki. Joe also lauds traffic police for doing a good job. However, he believes the traffic flow can be eased if the contractor removes barricades once a section being worked is completed and also curbs flooding. His contact is joeaffli@gmail.com.

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Blackout • For five months, the people of Kianjogu Village in Kangaita, Kirinyaga County, have not had electricity due to a faulty transformer, Belina Kabira reports. “Watchman, you’re the only one who can help solve the problem. My old parents are dying of cold. Phone calls and visits to Kenya Power offices, including the Nairobi headquarters, have not helped.” Her contact is bellinahkabira@gmail.com.

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Dark zone • At this rate, Kirinyaga must take the trophy! Two months ago, Esther Njoki reported a blackout in Mbeti Village, Kianjogu. She’s since been calling Kenya Power daily and they promise to dispatch technicians, who’ve never come. “The latest reference number was 6040341. My parents, who are over 80, feel mistreated.” The account is No. 31254618 and contact, Tel 0722249659 or ekabirah@yahoo.com.

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Whiff of power • The people of Bubango in Samia, Busia County, were only given a glimpse of what power connection is. Levis Dome says a transformer was installed during Paul Otwoma’s tenure as the Funyula MP, nearly five years ago, but never commissioned. “We only hear rumours about Kenya Power having issues with the Funyula CDF but are in the dark.” His contact is ldomehy@gmail.com.

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M-Pesa irony • Whenever he visits an M-Pesa shop, Dr Victor Isaidia says, he is baffled to note that the attendants use small old and cheap phones. “How come they never use smartphones? Is it Safaricom’s requirement or the attendants’ choice? It’s ironical for a Sh1,000 phone to be used to transact hundreds of thousands of shillings a day!” His contact is vickyisadiah@gmail.com.

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