It’s a dog’s life, but this is also unspeakable cruelty
There is a massacre on our roads and it has been going on for long. Unfortunately, no one bothers or cares apart from the folks at Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals who keeps making protestations that no one listens to.
But someone must stop this senseless slaughter of dogs. Every week, I come across one, two or even three dog victims of hit-and-run, their grotesque bodies sprawled on roads, their entrails and blood splattered on the asphalt. Shame!
Shame on dog owners who don’t care for their ‘best friends’. Shame on the City Council of Nairobi. Now, if you didn’t know it, the city by-laws, require all dog owners to have licences. The council has powers to take action on careless dog owners and even impound stray dogs. In fact, CCN has a section called Animal Pound, which is supposed to impound and take care of or “destroy humanely” such stray dogs. PointBlank wonders whether Mr Roba Duba still pays the “pounders” for work not done. It’s time to get the “pounders” pounding before all dogs are turned into powder.
NYS meters disempower officers
A National Youth Service employee alleges that someone is out to profit from their recent salary increment even before they get the money.
The concerned employee claims officials have started putting electricity meters in junior officers’ houses yet according to the law, they are not supposed to pay for power.
“The issue is well stipulated in our code of regulations Section L 12(2) where those officers who are not given house allowance will be provided with rent -free Government quarters and will not be charged for electricity.
“Someone is out to profit from this because the meter tender was expedited in anticipation of the salary rise,” she says.
But that’s not all that is hurting the officer and her colleagues. She alleges that an official has been sitting on their Sh14,000 allowances since last year.
“We went for State duty last year but to date, our night out of Sh14,000 has not been paid. We have complained but nothing has been done. Why this injustice?” Is the Director, National Youth Service aware of these “injustices”?