The Cutting Edge

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  • I wish to challenge the senators to employ the same zeal in scrutinising how the remainder of the funds is utilised by the national government.

Priority • The revenue allocation deadlock in the Senate hurts counties due to the delay in releasing the funds, says Okatch wa Okatch. “The allocation to the counties is only 15 per cent of the national Budget. I wish to challenge the senators to employ the same zeal in scrutinising how the remainder of the funds is utilised by the national government.” His contact is [email protected]

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Trickery • After MPs passed a Bill in the National Assembly for their predecessors to be paid a Sh100,000 monthly pension, Chris Kiriba sees a plot by these selfish people to reward themselves. Cotu Secretary-General Francis Atwoli, he appeals, should also fight for an increase of the pension for civil servants, who’ve been getting only Sh4,000 a month for over 30 years. His contact is [email protected]

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Rip-off • It’s utterly shocking and disgusting, Raphael Obonyo says, that MPs may get an obscene Sh11.6 million send-off package at the end of every five-year tenure. “Youth unemployment is a ticking time bomb with 70 per cent of them Jobless. We’re in the midst of a pandemic. Politicians only care about themselves,” laments Raphael, of the Youth Congress. His contact is [email protected]

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Bad road • Robert Masibo is worried that there is not even a bad road in Oloosirkon Township (Tuala), just after Nazarene University, yet Kajiado County personnel collect cess daily from more than 100 trucks ferrying building materials. “Whoever is responsible for this three-kilometre stretch should try and learn what infrastructure is all about.” His contact is [email protected]

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Schools • Education CS George Magoha’s insinuation that schools might not reopen in January has Kamichore Mutindira on the edge. “Can the CS tell us where the money for bursary and capitation and the Sh5 billion World Bank donation went? It could have been used to build more classrooms. The President should direct that all CDF goes to schools.” His contact is [email protected]           

Have a concerned day, won’t you!


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