There have been frequent power outages in the entire Nyawita area of Kisumu since the onset of the long rains three weeks ago, according to area resident Joshua Ochieng. "As I write this, we have been in total darkness since Saturday and numerous calls to Kenya Power have not helped because customer care asks questions and promises to follow up with an emergency team but nothing happens." Ochieng says that due to darkness, cases of insecurity are on the rise in some parts of Nyawita. He wants Kenya Power to act, or at least, tell them "what is happening".
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Was increase of public toilets charges justified?
On October 21, Mr G Wanyoike, wrote to PointBlank commending Nairobi Business District Association (NCBDA) and the City Council of Nairobi (CCN) for rehabilitating public toilets in the city.
He noted that the refurbished toilets had given Nairobi a new dignified look. The days of filthy toilets that were used as hide-outs by criminal gangs of street-urchins are long gone, he said.
Wanyoike, however, complained about a decision to increase toilet charges âsuddenlyâ from Sh5 to Sh10, at a time when most Kenyans were hard hit by inflation.
Those who manage the toilets, he said, "should not be allowed to add more âmiseries to an already miserable lotâ." Was the increment justified, city Town Clerk Philip Kisia?