PointBlank was deeply touched by Environment Minister Chirau Ali Mwakwere’s recent public apology over his July 1, 2010 remarks that were interpreted by some as hate speech and for which he was charged in court.
Mwakwere, who sounded truly remorseful, revealed that he had signed an agreement with NCIC to advocate peace and pleaded with Kenyans to allow him to be a champion for the same.
Granted, a lot was at stake for him, including his Cabinet position and some argued that that was the reason he gave the moving apology. PointBlank believes the apology came from the bottom of his heart.
Mwakwere’s tongue-related tribulations should have served as an important lesson for politicians and the country as a whole. Isn’t it surprising then that some politicians are still being accused of inciting people? Was Mwakwere’s lesson in vain? Our prayer is that no one else will escape prosecution by merely giving an apology. Those who incite Kenyans must be made to face the law. That’s the only way others can learn to leash their tongues.
Resident wants shaky power back
Kayole resident Millicent Aseka is regretting having complained through PointBlank on Wednesday last week about frequent power outages in Soweto.
While her intention was to make Kenya Power remedy the situation, her efforts were counterproductive.
“We used to suffer three to four blackouts every day but since I complained, we have had no power at all,” she laments.
Kenya Power had promised the area an additional transformer to steady power supply to area, but is yet to erect one, a month after making the promise.
Ms Aseka wants the company to give them back their power, even in its unsteady form, instead of “punishing us with darkness”.
Meanwhile, Mr Ngure Kamau is accusing Kenya Power of disempowering Ruai residents through frequent outages.
In the past week Kamau says the ares has been hit by numerous blackouts, making businesses to suffer huge losses.