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A voter casts the ballot at Sikusi Primary School polling station in Kabuchai Constituency, Bungoma County, during the Kabuchai Constituency by-election on March 04, 2021.
 

What you need to know:

  • One of President Uhuru  Kenyatta’s legacy projects is the Mau Mau road, which connects Nyeri, Murang’a and Nyandarua, says  X.N. Iraki.
  • On the ongoing debate about KFC running out of potatoes, Karongo Mbui says, the consumers should have the final word.

Voting • Kenyan politicians have been classified as either pigs, horses or donkeys, says Ayub Rays Osinde. “What stands out is their thirst to amass wealth by hook or crook. They have perfected the art of telling lies. Of the horses and donkeys, none articulates my aspirations and expectations. It’s my democratic right not to vote in the forthcoming elections.” His contact is [email protected].

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Parliament • The special parliamentary sittings only discussed issues that benefit an over-privileged lot in society and little about hunger and poverty, says Chris Kiriba. “Nobody can begrudge them for that. But Kenyans’ problem arises when they call those sittings in their name. Why don’t they call such sittings when our people are swept away by the seasonal floods.” His contact is [email protected].

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Legacy • One of President Uhuru  Kenyatta’s legacy projects is the Mau Mau road, which connects Nyeri, Murang’a and Nyandarua, says  X.N. Iraki. “The road, however, ignores Nyandarua North, particularly Shamata, where lots of Mau Mau freedom fighters such as General Kîiniî and General Bahati lived and were buried. This area should have its share of this legacy.” His contact is [email protected].

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Health • Is the Senate setting up the National Insurance Fund (NHIF) for failure by opposing the proposed increase in fines and jail terms for fraud cases and penalties for failure or delay to remit NHIF deductions by employers? asks M. Gathogo. “What reason does an employer have for withholding money deducted every month from an employee’s salary?” His contact is [email protected].

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Potatoes • On the ongoing debate about fast-food chain KFC running out of potatoes and having to import from Egypt, Karongo Mbui says, the consumers should have the final word. He adds: “We won’t eat your potato chips if you don’t buy produce from the local growers. It will be the same for chickens if it turns out that they also source them externally.” His contact is [email protected].

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