Teachers Service Commission seems to be “a clueless employer

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  • We’ve seen people who scored low grades getting PhDs.

Honour • Michuki Park on the Nairobi River bank, named after the late Environment minister John Michuki, is a well-deserved honour, notes Mwangi Wanjohi. “People who conserve the environment are heroes. Similar honour should be extended to Judi Wakhungu, now the Ambassador to France, who annihilated the plastic bag menace. May God bless her!” His contact is [email protected]

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Good service • Giving credit where it’s due, Peter Wanene says he was impressed with the quick service at Kericho Lands Office. He adds: “It’s not normal to have such efficient service in the lands offices in the country. This is why I appreciate the work of the public servants, right from the registrar to the clerks. Keep up the good work!” His contact is [email protected]

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Sour sugar • From the frying pan into the fire is how Kizito Kwena describes his tribulations as a sugarcane farmer in Busia. West Kenya Sugar Company, which was to be the panacea after the collapse of Mumias, he laments, is not doing any better. He received a harvesting permit, No. 151313547, indicating that his crop would be harvested on August 12. It never happened. His contact is [email protected]

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SMS loss • Since July, Dominic Gathuru says, he has tried to get his monthly power bill by sending his account number to Kenya Power’s 95551 short code and failed. “Safaricom charges Sh5 for each SMS. I’ve sent four, losing Sh20. If, say, 200,000 messages have been sent, it’s a loss of Sh1 million. Who should refund our money for no service rendered?” His contact is [email protected]

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Degrees • The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) seems to be “a clueless employer”, charges Eliab Otiato. “Scoring a low grade in the KCSE exam does not make one a fool. We’ve seen people who scored low grades getting PhDs. It’s, therefore, stupid to reason that a teacher who scored below a C+ in KCSE doesn’t qualify to be a degree holder.” His contact is [email protected]

Have a reasonable day, won’t you!