Why is probe into Nanyuki’s foul murder taking eons?
A family in Nanyuki gave one of their own a tearful sendoff at the weekend. Agnes Wanjiru, 21, a commercial sex worker, went missing on the night of March 31 and her body was discovered inside a septic tank more than two months later.
Three months on, police have not arrested anyone in relation to her disappearance and murder. Her family is accusing police of laxity in investigating the case. Mr James Maina Mugo, Executive Coordinator of Social Watch Human Rights Organisation also believes police are dragging feet.
They have every reason to believe so. Wanjiru was last seen by her ‘colleagues’, accompanied by two men alleged to be British Army soldiers at Lions Court Hotel. She told one of her friends that she was going into one of the rooms with one of them. She has never been seen alive since.
We know police have been accused of conducting shoddy investigations in the past, but surely, this doesn’t look like an impossible case, Police Commissioner, Mathew Iteere. Have police established names of those who booked rooms at the hotel that night?
NBK’s not so simple banking
Ms Rozzie Kirui, National Bank’s Nakuru customer is worried that technology is making banking more difficult for her. She laments that it now takes inordinately long for her cash deposits to reflect on her account.
On April 20, she transferred Sh57,400 from M-Pesa to her bank account, but the money was never reflected in her account for weeks.
“I spent a lot of time following up but finally the transaction was reflected on May 11.” Kirui says no one bothered to explain to explain the delay to her. “The bank did not even regret the inconvenience caused for the three weeks.”
On June 11, she again deposited Sh23700, but when she checked three days later the money had not reflected on her account. “I inquired from the bank on June 13 and was told to wait for their call.
“Aren’t transfers supposed to take one day?” What makes the matter complex is that whenever Kirui makes a deposit she receives confirmation text “from NBK’s 3366”. “Just where does the money go?” she asks the new NBK managing director, Mr Munir Sheikh Ahmed. She can be contacted on 0726221399.
Airtel’s sweet deal turns sour
Airtel has had relatively irresistible offers both for voice calls and data bundles compared to market competitors, according to their customer Shadrack Mulei. However, his experience with Airtel has taught him to think twice when deals seem too good.
On June 8, he subscribed for their ‘unlimited data bundle’ offer for the day, but could not use it due to what he learned later was technical hitch at the service provider’s end. He was informed that Internet services had been suspended because the systems were being upgraded.
“Subsequent calls to have the money or data refunded have proved nightmarish. Everytime there is a new excuse with the latest one being that the airtime was refunded on unspecified date,” says Mulei. Mulei feels short-changed and punished unfairly. His email is email@example.com.