Too many Enziu River-type bridges in the country

Bus wreckage

The wreckage of the bus which plunged into River Enziu in Mwingi, Kitui.

Photo credit: Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Wananchi are often promised these dangerous bridges will be fixed, but nothing happens, says Opiyo Oduwo.
  • Visiting the brand new Nakuru City last weekend, Simiyu Wandibba says he was surprised at the lack of street names.

Killer bridges • There are many killer Enziu River-type bridges across the country that are deadly accident spots, says Opiyo Oduwo. “These bridges have been there for years, with the full knowledge of the authorities and political leaders. Wananchi are often promised they will be fixed, but nothing happens. The bridges should be repaired before more lives are lost.” His contact is [email protected].


Street names • Visiting the brand new Nakuru City last weekend, Simiyu Wandibba says he was surprised at the lack of street names. “Besides those in the central business district, others towards the lake have no names. This makes it difficult for visitors to move around. Can the city authorities, please, name all, as a matter of urgency?” His contact is [email protected].


Campaigns • Jerman Okech is amazed at Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua’s new scheme to attract newly wedded couples to his campaign. But he is convinced this won’t help him to gain popularity. “He should just explain how he will improve the economic model, reduce unemployment, and improve infrastructure and he will attract more supporters.” His contact is [email protected].


Idle footbridge • The new footbridge on Mbagathi Way at Kenyatta Market in Nairobi is beautiful, remarks Japheth Amugada. “Millions of shillings were spent on it but many pedestrians still prefer to cross the road, risking being knocked down by a speeding motorist. The authorities should erect barriers to stop these stubborn people from endangering their lives.” His contact is [email protected].


Mental health • Security personnel should be appreciated them for dedication to duty, says Dancan Ekaya. However, he adds, the Ministry of Interior and the National Police Service should look into the increasing cases of officers killing spouses, others and themselves. “Mental counselling of police officers is needed and the officers should only access to guns when on duty.” His contact is [email protected].

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