We should learn to live with the Covid-19 pandemic

Loruk Primary School

Pupils arrive at Loruk Primary School in Baringo North on January 4, 2021.

Photo credit: Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

‘Lootershp’ • Early in the New Year, here is W. Kimariech’s focus on leadership. Says he: “My wish is that the political helter-skelter be stopped to enable a quick recovery from calamities, including Covid-19. The country has suffered immensely from corrupt leaders eyeing the 2022 electoral goodies at the expense of development. We need good leadership and not ‘lootership’!” His contact is wkimariech@gmail.com.


Licences • As most businesses, including bars and restaurants in Nairobi were closed for most of last year due to the coronavirus epidemic, David Waireri appeals that they be given generous discounts when renewing trading licences for 2021. “This is the best way to help to boost the businesses as 2020 was a very difficult year for most traders,” adds David, whose contact is davidwaireri@gmail.com.***Safety • Schools, F. Mukembu notes, reopened yesterday amid fears about inadequate facilities to accommodate learners while observing Covid-19 protocols. “Schools must capitalise on their strengths to continue from where they left in March. We should learn to live with the Covid-19 pandemic, which we have already done the hard way.” His contact is fmukembu@gmail.com.***Brutal police • Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai’s defence of brutal officers has upset Eliab Otiato. “So the IG feels his officers are provoked by civilians to act the way they do? It’s funny that he even dismisses recorded evidence as fake. Police assault innocent people and demand bribes but their boss does not want to hear any complaints.” His contact is mabwaeliab@gmail.com.***Tourism • Che’s Bay may sound like the name of a plush resort in Latin America but, as Jim Webo found out over the just-ended Christmas and New Year holidays, it’s a new attraction that has been pulling revellers to Port Victoria in Busia County. “It’s also the place where the annual Isambo Beach Carnival is held. Why not popularise the local name of this Lake Victoria beach?” he wonders.Have an attractive day, won’t you!


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