Top diplomat • Watching in the news President Uhuru Kenyatta in talks with Pope Francis at The Vatican and praying at the tomb of Pope John Paul II “was truly awe-inspiring”, remarks Robert Mukirae. “I’m not a fan of the President’s and his policies but his numerous forays abroad have immensely raised Kenya’s profile. He’s our country’s best ambassador!”” His contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military help • Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua’s suggestion that Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) be deployed to enforce Covid-19 measures is laughable, remarks Ken Butiko. “He has a county regulations enforcement unit. Why can’t he enable the askaris to go around and enforce the rules or, just like Nairobi, admit that he has failed and needs help?” His contact is email@example.com.
Tax return pain • Diligent taxpayer Okumba Miruka filed an amended monthly rental income return with KRA on June 2. He has since made more than 10 trips to the Times Towers, Nairobi, headquarters, provided heaps of documents and written to the Commissioner-General. “I’m still waiting for an approved return as I can’t generate a payment slip and settle the tax.” His contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dime a Dasani seals • While in Mombasa on November 4 and 5, Willis O. Aguko, bought two 500-millilitre Dasani drinking water bottles. He noticed that one had its top sealed with a polythene shrink and the other had none. He poses: “Are the two from the same firm? Is one original and the other fake? Could both be original but with different sealing systems?” His contact is email@example.com.
Con artists • Con artists are always devising ways to rip off other people, says Joanne Nyawira. “Please, be careful about people sending you this Kiswahili message: ‘Unitumie kwa hii namba italeta jina [Name] (Send me money to this number)’. It has been sent to me and other people using different numbers. Don’t call or text back. Be warned!” Her contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have an informed day, won’t you!