Sometimes one gets a feeling that the Government has no ears at all. Well, it does, but one thing is certain – it is hard of hearing. That is a fact that residents of Siakago and Gachoka Constituencies can confirm.
For years, residents have lived at the mercy of crocodiles that have terrorised, maimed and killed, but Government pretends neither to have heard nor seen the evil. People (women) and domestic animals have to choose between dying from thirst or dying in the jaws of rapacious crocodiles while looking for water in Kiambere Dam.
Last Thursday, screams rent the air again after an expectant woman was attacked and devoured by a crocodile. This prompted angry mourners to block the Embu-Mwingi Road to protest, asking for the same thing they have demanded for years in vain — piped water.
As it appears that the Government is not only hard of hearing but also hard up it is unlikely residents will ever get piped water. That’s why we suggest KWS do the easier job and remove their treasured wildlife from this dam.
Orphan pays for Catholic Varsity’s sins
In November 2005, Shilisiah Faith Khatiebi, an orphan, was ecstatic after she secured a place at Catholic University of Eastern Africa (admission No F: T:C/148) to study for Bachelor of Commerce degree.
She applied for a loan from the Higher Education Loans Board but never got a response. As a result, she lost the chance to fulfill her academic dreams.
Surprisingly, four years down the line, HELB came knocking with a letter demanding their money back. She contacted the organisation and was informed that HELB indeed approved her loan and sent the cash to the university — four years ago!
She went straight to the university, and spoke to the dean of students, who informed her that the institution was unable to trace her documents.
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