Pedestrians littering Nairobi city centre should be arrested, fined

Pedestrians cross Haile Selassie Avenue near Muthurwa Market in Nairobi on June 27, 2017. 

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Mombasa Road• The Nairobi Expressway, which is under construction, is going to drastically change the lives of the people who regularly use Mombasa Road, notes Dr Omija TB. However, he has issues with the way the contractor is doing it. Says: “The contractor needs to be more considerate when randomly blocking off lanes, as the resultant snarl-ups are simply unacceptable.” His email is benedict.o.omija@gmail.com.

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Keep city clean• Pedestrians littering the city centre should be arrested and fined, but they are not entirely to blame for their foolish act, says Peter John. He wants Nairobi Metropolitan Services boss Mohammed Badi to pay an inspection visit. “There are many hawkers but not a single public dustbin from Ronald Ngala Street to the Railway matatu terminus off Haile Selassie Avenue.” His contact is pj8726680@gmail.com.

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Covid pandemic• As the country grapples with the current surge in Covid-19 infections, Richard Kihara can't help pointing the finger at bars, restaurants and other eateries. “These places spread infections, as this is where people just crowd in one place with their face masks off, as they eat and drink. Closing them will go a long way in curbing the spread of the disease.” His contact is rkihara7@gmail.com.

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School names• There is a schools-renaming craze, says Simon Kanyingi. “Some are being changed to glorify individuals in Ndaragwa and Oljororok. Kangui High School is now St Paul Amani Boys High School, Mathingira Girls Secondary School is Aberdare Girls Secondary School and Mathingira Mixed School is Dedan Kimathi Secondary School. Who is consulted on this?” His contact is wawerukanyingi@gmail.com.

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Museveni vs Bobi Wine• Don’t some people ever get tired? poses Jim Webo, adding: “Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for 34 years, is once again seeking another five-year term. One of his challengers in the January 14 elections, musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine aka Robert Kyagulanyi, was only four years old when Museveni’s NRM shot its way into power in 1986.”

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