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THE CUTTING EDGE: APRIL 20, 2016

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by April 21, 2016 General

COINCIDENCE: Those putting a tribal spin on the dualling of the Kenol-Sagana-Marua road should look at the bigger picture, urges Patrick Mbataru. The highway, Patrick explains, is part of the Northern Corridor running from Tunduma in southern Tanzania to Ethiopia.

According to him, Ethiopia and the EAC are interested in it, as it opens a more convenient export route to Mombasa. “And anyone who has been stuck on the road for hours knows why it needs expansion. That it passes through central Kenya is a geographical coincidence.”

His contact is [email protected]

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NATIONAL CELEBRATION: The biggest irony is that the Kenya Airways-sponsored Sevens Rugby team flew back home by Qatar Airways after its world-beating cup win in Singapore, says Wambua Musembi, who is also disappointed that President Kenyatta did not turn up at the airport to receive them.

“In some countries where national achievements are valued, the President should have been at the airport, as he had promised, and a national celebration would have ensued. But here, we have better things to do than being proud of our own.”

His contact is [email protected]

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ETHNIC COALITIONS: The campaigns for the 2017 General Election have already begun, says Ken Chirchir, who is, however, disappointed to note that devolution has failed to decentralise power.

“Why do we still get so euphoric about ethnic party coalitions and yet the same leaders are known to be loud on nationhood and patriotism? Could this be eating into our national fabric to the extent that even the educated can’t see beyond their tribal cocoons?

Fellow Kenyans, let’s arise from the bigotry to free this bleeding beautiful country.”

His contact is [email protected]

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TOO LONG: A frustrated Kakamega Town resident, Wycliffe Makokha, would like to know from Lands Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi or any of his top officials just how long a search or registration of a caution/restriction on a title in the county registries is supposed to take.

Wycliffe says officials at the Kakamega registry told him to check after three weeks when he filed his application recently.

Convinced that it should not take that long, he hopes that Prof Kaimenyi or his representative will shed some light on this pronto!

His contact is [email protected]

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UNIMPRESSED CUSTOMER: Fearing, just like Rolex Mwamba, that the newly unveiled KCC mala drink in the bottle could lead to the disappearance of her long-time favourite tetra pack, Susan Wangechi wishes the milk company could go slow on this one.

Since the 1980s, Susan adds, the KCC’s fermented milk in the tetra pack has always been her very best and she might have to give up the product. Says she: “KCC, please, stick to the old packaging, which also makes your brand look rather unique in the market.”

Her contact is [email protected]

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NURTURING TALENT:A talent academy should be established in each of the 47 counties to identity and nurture gifted children in the performing arts, including singing and acting, from an early age, says gospel singer David Chegerichman.

According to him, there are only two such schools in the country, and yet there are many children with exceptional talents that could be developed to enable them to “put food on the table for their families” and improve their own lives in future.

His contact is [email protected]  

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Have a skilful day, won’t you!

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