These ‘hell-copters’ have indeed become choppers
Commenting about the Ugandan helicopters’ crash, correspondent Gachiengo Gitau asks questions that are on every Kenyan’s lips: “What is it with choppers? Are they meant to fly or are they designed for crashing purposes?” He adds: “We surely can’t have machines that keep dropping off the skies like flies”.
He is right, something’s is indeed amiss with our (read East Africa) helicopters. We are still mourning former Internal Security Minister George Saitoti and his assistant Orwa Ojode and four others who perished in a chopper crash in Ngong on June 10.
Early this month two people were injured when another helicopter crashed at Wilson Airport. And now this. Looks like Gachiengo is right, the our helicopters have lost their balance in the skies? Is that why they are called choppers—meant to chop kill and maim?
Perhaps this should be a wake-up call for us to avoid buying cheap, questionable, mostly second-hand aircraft from the East and West. That way we will save precious lives.
Co-operative Bank’s ‘thieving’ ATMs
For two years, Kelly Mwita has been a very happy Co-operative Bank customer). Not any more. On three occasions, he claims to have witnessed something that has made him very worried. The bank’s ATMs, he claims, have been pinching his money.
“Thrice, I received less money than the amount I wished withdraw,” he says. Although he has complained over the anomalies, the bank is yet to act.
Mwita, who has been losing Sh500 per ATM transaction, is worried that at this rate he will have lost a substantial chunk of his saving by the end of the year. “I want to know how the money disappears and doesn’t feature in my statement,” he says. If the bank is interested, Mwita can be reached via mobile number 075482449. He is also on email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, Mr Peter O. Oporo, another Co-op Bank customer, believes that something is amiss with USSD code *667#, which clients use to access their accounts. The service, he says, is unavailable most of the time. Sadly, customers are still charged despite being warned that the service is not available. His email is email@example.com.
Roba Duba’s naughty boys at it again