The national attention is, understandably, glued on Tana River County where scores of innocent residents have been butchered in a spate of senseless violence that beggars believe. We hope and earnestly pray that the huge battalion of police officers dispatched to area will restore nomalcy within the shortest time possible.
But while the officers battle to stamp out the madness in Tana, we must never even for a second forget about the other enemy within our borders. We must never forget that the bloodthirsty Al Shabaab maniacs are out and about and planning evil as always. That’s why we must keep eyes open and ears to the ground to avoid being caught off-guard.
In this regard, police must be commended for foiling what has been termed as major terror attacks by the militia targeting churches and politicians.
The suicide bombers were to blow themselves in churches last Sunday and reportedly target politicians, but police managed to nab some of them and scuttle their plans. Some suspects, however, remain at large and hence the need to remain vigilant.
Kangema’s island of darkness
There is nothing more misleading than Kenya Power’s new, captivating advertisement; “Kenyans provide the energy, we provide the power”, according Susan Wanjiku.
While Kenyans provides the energy, Ms Kihara doubts Kenya Power is not providing power.
For the last six years, Wanjiku and a group 20 power-hungry residents of Gitweku in Kangema have been expending their energy pleading for Kenya Power’s power. They have filled out forms and made numerous visits to Kenya Power officers, but firm has failed to provide power.
She wonders why the company has ignored them for such a long time. “Our neighbours have power and we sadly live in an island of darkness. Wanjiku can be contacted on 0704747714.
Meanwhile, Millicent Aseka, a resident of Soweto in Kayole, Nairobi argues while Kenya Power does provide power, it does so grudgingly.
Soweto, she reveals, suffers three to four blackouts daily. Last month, she claims, Kenya Power promised to put up an additional power transformer to remedy the situation but this hasn’t been done yet.
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