While the right to picket is deeply entrenched in our still brand new Constitution, something doesn’t smell right about what is going on in the country.
Needless to say, the country is at a virtual standstill. Primary and secondary school teachers are on strike. University teaching and non-teaching staff are on strike, doctors are on strike and there have been whispers that police officers have been on a go-slow.
There is no secret that ours is a dishonest government, which also suffers bouts of amnesia. That’s why it makes pledges but never bothers to fulfil them.
But the teachers, doctors et al are also either dishonest conspirators or very poor planners. How comes their strike action came at the same time? Or is September the official month for striking? Someone should do a striking calender and allocate all cadres of workers their striking period. That way, workers will demand their rights without paralysing an entire country. And let’s be reasonable.
Can the State meet the motley demands of the diverse strikers at a go? Highly unlikely.
Sub-agent in urgent need of help
It appears Ms Nakisa Wakesho, who complained on PointBlank last week about the blocking of her M-Pesa by Safaricom, is not the only sub-agent in agony. Another sub-agent from Narok who has requested anonymity claims her line was also blocked three weeks ago.
No warning or explanation was given beforehand.
She called Safaricom customer care and was told to talk to her administrator, who promised that the line would be unblocked in two weeks time.
This has not been done and the administrator has gone mum and allegedly no longer picks her calls
“I must say that this is very unfair for people like me who are trying to make a living.”
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