By Njoroge Kinuthia
After carefully studying the murmurs, we have concluded that these are hollow noises emanating from those envious of the councilâs success. We donât know what it takes an organisation to get ISO certification, but we know the council has set standards. Council workers are known for their hard work and commitment to duty. By sunrise, they are up and about wearing yellow jackets, with the message âcorruption is evilâ printed on their backs, collecting levies.
Others, in white pick-up vans, never get tired of cycling the city rounding-up hawkers and hawkish characters. And because they donât wear the âcorruption is evilâ jackets they also collect bribes.
Others work hard to clean the city, but unfortunately, some people such as the malicious traders at Muthurwa market keep creating mountains of garbage for fun. Surely, no one can blame the council for failing to clear such impossible heaps. Kudos ISO-certified CCN!
Time to give Hellâs Gate an earthly name
While mourning the deaths of seven youths at Hellâs Gate National Park in Naivasha, Justin Njagi says the park lived up to its name on Sunday April 22, when it momentarily turned into a veritable hell on earth.
Njagi wonders who invented the parkâs name, but following the tragedy, suggests that it be given a new name.
"The sad memories of people who perished at âHellâs Gateâ will make it difficult for people to visit this national park with a satanic name.
"It is only fair that its name be changed immediately," he urges.
Mr Gachiengo Gitau is another Kenyan who also wants the name of the popular national park changed. "I donât know the origin of the name Hellâs Gate," he says, "but I am sure it conjures hellish memories to many, going by recent events".