What you need to know:
- The refurbishment of stadiums, as directed by President Kenyatta, is a great idea.
Political violence • Following the death of two people in violent confrontations between supporters of Deputy President William Ruto’s Tangatanga group and their Kieleweke rivals at Kenol Trading Centre in Murang’a County on Sunday, Dave Tumbula hopes the politicians will see the need to stop this. “However, I expect the government to crack down on the inciters.
Paint fee • Nairobi Metropolitan Services, Bipin Gathani says, has directed owners of buildings to repaint them. The effort, he claims, is being frustrated by a Sh4,000 fee. “Several buildings do not need repainting but, due to harassment by county askaris, it’s being done. “Please waive the charge,” pleads Bipin, who is waiting for permission three weeks later. His contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thieves’ day • Thieves in Ndumberi, Kiambu County, must be having it nice with floodlights at the local trading centre dead for two months, reports Peter John, urging Governor James Nyoro to ensure the restoration of the lights at Mama Ngina Vocational Centre. “The governor should also pay attention to the poor state of roads in Kiambu Town,” Peter pleads. His contact is email@example.com.
Backdoor GMO • Has the sale of Monsanto GMO seeds in Kenya been sanctioned? wonders James Gakuo. Seminis seeds being sold on Mombasa Road, Nairobi, he claims, belong to Monsanto. James would like to know whether the vegetables sold in supermarkets are GMO. Intriguingly, even Russia only this year banned importing and distribution of GMOs. His contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stadiums • The refurbishment of stadiums, as directed by President Kenyatta, is a great idea, says Chris Kiriba. But let the facilities be developed based on the talents inherent in the various regions. “A rugby field in the western region would be ideal. Kirigiti Stadium in Kiambu should be for cricket and social halls built to revive boxing.” His contact is email@example.com. Have a sporting day, won’t you!