Stop the reggae and use funds to fight Covid-19

ODM leader Raila Odinga (second right) joins leaders from Mt Kenya region in a dance during a Building Bridges Initiative rally at Kinoru Stadium in Meru town on February 29, 2020.

Photo credit: Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The funds can be used to buy PPEs for the doctors, and help Kenyans pay hospital bills.
  • But the government will just go on dancing on the podiums and asking poor Kenyans to vote for BBI.

Stopping ‘reggae’ • If the government had basic decency, it would stop “the BBI nonsense” and use the funds to help Kenyans fight Covid-19, says S.K. Chege. “It can buy PPEs for the doctors, help Kenyans with the hospital bills, but the government will just go on dancing on the podiums and asking poor Kenyans to vote for BBI. Kenyans should reject this madness.” His contact is skchege@yahoo.com.

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Empty power • Gatundu South has produced two presidents — Uhuru Kenyatta and his father, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta — but has nothing to show for it, says Haruna Wanjohi. “The roads are in a poor state. The Gathage-Kimunyu road was being tarmacked but the contractor seems to have abandoned it. Also in a bad state is the Gathage-Kahugu-ini road.” His contact is galileefami@gmail.com.

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Lone ranger • For a long time, Fred Njoka says, he was used to seeing traffic police operating in pairs or groups. So he was surprised to see a lone officer on the roads in Umoja and Komarock, in Nairobi's Eastlands, frantically flagging down motorists for their routine inspection of motor vehicles. “Is this the new norm in the brand new National Police Service?” His contact is frednjoka58@gmail.com.

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Extortionists • Philemon Wacha, who has often complained about traffic police extortionists on Likoni Road, Nairobi, says the racket continues. “At the Likoni/Enterprise junction, six officers do nothing but collect money from truck drivers heading to Lunga Lunga or Mombasa roads. At Winners Chapel, police on motorcycles extort Sh500 from motorists. His contact is philemon.wachara@gmail.com.

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Food avenue • Ken Ogare literally has food for thought on an idea that is worth trying out. Says he: “Some countries have rich food cultures, with special kiosks on the streets that serve traditional cuisines. The Magical Kenya team should have some of the big roads in Nairobi and other towns closed on Sundays for a street food market, where visitors can enjoy our food.” His contact is k_ogare@yahoo.com. 

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