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SEE ALSO :IEBC to set date for Kibra mini pollEx-Kamiti prisoner’s ID card pain Mr Mustapha Khalib Mohamed applied for an identity card in 2009 at the registration office in Fafi District, but sadly has not got the vital document to date. “Every time I go to the office, the registration officer tells me that I have to be vetted by the district security intelligence committee,” says Khalib, an ex-prisoner who was released from Kamiti Maximum Prison on December 5, 2008. The problem, however, is he has never been vetted and there are no indications that the vetting will happen any time soon. “I am not alone. There are 70 other over age Kenyans who are waiting to be vetted by this committee,” reveals Khalib. Why is the security committee taking years to do what it is supposed to do, or are ex-prisoners not supposed to have IDs? Khalib’s contact is 0725824537. From Kisumu, Elly Akoko has also grown tired of waiting for his ID card, which he applied for in April, 2012. “I was given a waiting card, serial number 231209944. Every time I visit the station, I’m told: “ngojea itakuja tu” (wait, you will get it).” How much longer should he wait, Registrar of Persons? His email is [email protected]. When temporary means ‘forever’ [email protected] From Nairobi, another faithful NBK customer Henry Kipkemoi is also pleading with the bank to do something about its network, which he claims is “down most of the time”. Kipkemoi wants NBK’s IT department to work extra harde to improve their systems. “I have been embarrassed in the supermarket so many times because their network is down thus the card cannot be accepted.” His contact is [email protected] Meanwhile, Co-operative Bank customer Christopher Mutai claims that the bank recently accused him of withdrawing money that he never had. [email protected]. DON’T YOU FORGET Have IEBC officials in Nyanza got their dues? In the recent past, several people, who claim to have worked for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) during the last elections have alleged here that they were yet to be paid their dues.
We live in a world of break ups and heartaches
Allow me to respond to Betty’s reaction to the article, “What do women really want”, which was published here on June 4, 2013. I feel her pain, frustration and anger in being and doing the right kind of things to make her relationship work but ended up losing her man to the ‘other woman’. What she expressed is understandable given the circumstances, yet the dynamics of relationships are hard to define and people change with time such that what attracted people initially changes and there are deep motives that can not be dug out in people to see what they desire. As a result, pain and frustrations follow when one is left. It is observable that it is women who are mostly the victims, but Betty needs to also know that there are men who likewise do everything for their women but get dumped. Is it true that there are no men to marry Betty, as she put it? I doubt it...There are men out there who share similar values with her and it may be that she has not yet met them. In life, there are no guarantees of “the happy endings at the end of the rainbow” most people desire in their relationships. One can only live with an open heart and embrace the moments shared with whoever crosses his/her path—be it for a long or short duration. Mike Nokia customer finally gets much deserved care Allow me to thank PointBlank for helping me get a quick solution to my problem that I believe came about due to my complaint, which was published yesterday. I received a call from Nokia Care at around 10am asking for my phone unlock code (which I had not previously been asked for, leading me to believe that no work had been done on my phone). Thirty minutes later I received a call advising me to pick up my phone. While I appreciate the quick response, it saddens me that it only happened after PointBlank highlighted the issue. Keep up the good work. Elizabeth Owuoche, Nairobi Tuskys customer still waiting for loyalty card I have been waiting for a call from Tuskys over my loyalty card in vain. I am yet to get the card and I’m on the verge of giving up. I’m still waiting for their response. My number is 0722959288. Aurelia Mulindwa, [email protected]
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