When blessings come, it appears, they come in droves. Just think about Turkana, hitherto, a barren land with so many hungers and so many dejected faces. That neglected wasteland forgotten by nature and government. That godforsaken place.
Well, Turkana, will soon be a basket case no more. The poorest district in Kenya is poised for a turn-around, and if justice is served, and there is no reason it shouldn’t, Turkana might become one of the richest, if not the richest place in Kenya.
It is only the other day, that the Government broke the news that Turkana has huge deposits of oil in its belly. But even before we decipher what that means, God has smiled at Turkana again. This time we are told that it has some of the biggest water deposits in the country. To quote Water Resources Director John Nyaoro, “Kenya has over 60 billion cubic litres of underground water with Turkana area carrying a bulk of this”. The land of so many hungers, now has so many blessings. Clearly former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo was wrong: God lives in Turkana and visits Nigeria frequently.
GSU officers who envy traffic police
Ms Silvia Mwangi alleges that there is some uncommissioned harassment going on outside the British High Commission in Nairobi.
She claims that some overzealous GSU Officers stationed at the High Commission randomly stop innocent wananchi and “start asking irrelevant questions”.
The officers, she adds, usually stop vehicles on one side on the road, in the process blocking other road users.
“If you move onto the other side of the road so as to pass their barrier, they pull you aside and accuse you of committing a traffic offence.”
GSU Officers, she says, appear to have forgotten that they aren’t traffic police officers.
According to her, the officers sometimes waste even up to 30 minutes of motorist’s time.
“I was recently stopped at the barrier close to Geminia Insurance and asked a lot of ridiculous questions,” she say adding that she knows several other people who have suffered the same ordeal.
Silvia wonders whether the High Commissioner is aware of this ‘harassment’, which she wants stopped forthwith.