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Kenyans in certain areas suffer because someone is sleeping on the job

True, lack of resources can hamper delivery by duty bearers but often, it’s lack of efforts…

Let’s see… humans have learned to fly, they can communicate real time across thousands of kilometres, heck, they’ve even gone to the moon. Nothing is exactly impossible as long as we put more heart and soul to it. Not cleaning our cities, not fixing roads, not housing staff decently.

However, Kenyans in certain areas continue to suffer simply because someone tasked with the responsibility of easing the suffering is sleeping on the job.

 

DEAR NAIROBI GOVERNOR: No, it’s not a scene from the ‘Garbage and the City’ movie, nor is it a section of the Dandora dump site. This, Mr Governor, is the Bus Station area in the CBD. Shocked? We understand you just fired your Environment minister, perhaps for this sort of mess. But Nairobians are asking whether a cleaner city is too much to ask for. PHOTO: Kenna CLAUDE
DEAR NAIROBI GOVERNOR: No, it’s not a scene from the ‘Garbage and the City’ movie, nor is it a section of the Dandora dump site. This, Mr Governor, is the Bus Station area in the CBD. Shocked? We understand you just fired your Environment minister, perhaps for this sort of mess. But Nairobians are asking whether a cleaner city is too much to ask for. PHOTO: KENNA CLAUDE
DEAR GOVERNOR MUTUA: There is this small matter of Kathiani bridge washed away by floods last December. The bridge offers the quickest link between Kathiani and Kangundo sub counties over Thwake River. Area residents want it repaired urgently as they are losing out on trade between the two sides separated by the river. PHOTO: WALTER JUMA
DEAR GOVERNOR MUTUA: There is this small matter of Kathiani bridge washed away by floods last December. The bridge offers the quickest link between Kathiani and Kangundo sub counties over Thwake River. Area residents want it repaired urgently as they are losing out on trade between the two sides separated by the river. PHOTO: WALTER JUMA
TO GOVERNOR NKEDIANYE: These are far from contented residents and business community of Nkurunka Mining, in Kajiado, who say they are being bled white by mechanics and spare parts dealers. They say the 13km stretch of road which is part of Kitengela-Ongata Rongai bypass is all patches and potholes and the two bridges have been swept away by floods. Making it to Kitengela is an uphill task so they are demanding that the roads be fixed. PHOTO: CHRISTINe MUSA
TO GOVERNOR NKEDIANYE: These are far from contented residents and business community of Nkurunka Mining, in Kajiado, who say they are being bled white by mechanics and spare parts dealers. They say the 13km stretch of road which is part of Kitengela-Ongata Rongai bypass is all patches and potholes and the two bridges have been swept away by floods. Making it to Kitengela is an uphill task so they are demanding that the roads be fixed. PHOTO: CHRISTINE MUSA
TO KAVULUDI AND CO.: As you vet police officers, could you also interrogate where they live? These shacks passing as police houses in Karatina Police Station, according to reports, were horse stables in the colonial times. Now, they house police officers. Would you, in all honesty, be motivated to work, if this is what you call home? PHOTO: PAUL WANJIRU
TO KAVULUDI AND CO.: As you vet police officers, could you also interrogate where they live? These shacks passing as police houses in Karatina Police Station, according to reports, were horse stables in the colonial times. Now, they house police officers. Would you, in all honesty, be motivated to work, if this is what you call home? PHOTO: PAUL WANJIRU
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TO GOVERNOR GACHAGUA: This bridge that connects Mutathini village of Mathira  and Ithe Kahuno of Tetu was swept away by floods weeks ago. Still, people have to cross from one side to the other. Trouble is, you need to have superman’s powers to do so. School-going children are most affected. PHOTO: PAUL WANJIRU
TO MOMBASA GOVERNOR: These goats sure look succulent and well fed. However, something does not add up. This is Moi Avenue in the Mombasa CBD and the herd is claiming the right of way against traffic flow! PHOTO: NDEGWA GATHUNGU
TO MOMBASA GOVERNOR: These goats sure look succulent and well fed. However, something does not add up. This is Moi Avenue in the Mombasa CBD and the herd is claiming the right of way against traffic flow! PHOTO: NDEGWA GATHUNGU

How long can Kenyans put up with those who abscond responsibility to serve?  Ask them through, ‘To Whom it May Concern’.

—Kimathi Mutegi
(We shall make the problem you are facing visible to the persons responsible. Send a nicely taken picture indicating clearly where the problem is to
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