THE COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICERS ON CAMERA

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The Kenyan county/city council officers famously known as “kanjo” by many citizens esp. in Nairobi  have of recent days hit news headlines on how they have been mistreating and mishandling Kenyans especially the self-employed traders “hockers.”  Having received most of this reports in our news room, one of spotlight writers decided to pin courage by following up on the behind the scenes of everything and write what’s true to our readers.

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Author Vickie

I was walking to my place of work when i came across them harassing some two young ladies who sell boiled eggs and smokies along Ronald Ngala street. I didn’t like the thing and decided to move closer. Realizing that they had not been moved by presence i decided to be taking them some photos and videos. Wow!! I tell you i had just reached my target. I just head, “kuja hapa,mbona unatupiga picha?” Within a minute i was in the hands of four guys; three men and a lady. “Leta hiyo simu hapa, silly.” I surrendered my phone to them and asked to let me enter their pick-up in the name of “van” in peace and by myself. Suddenly an idea came to my mind. That’s when I changed my minds and refused to seat at the back but with the guy (mkubwa-as they called him) who had my phone and seated next to the driver.  I stood by my opinion till they decided to have me at the center of the guy and the driver. I knew my phone had no any photo/video of the scene and sitting far from it would give them a chance to use it in taking some photos once they notice my innocence and use them as an exhibit to trap me.

Sitting next to him I asked him why they had arrested me. He said it was because I had been taking them some photos as if I was a photographer for a Kenyan television. I liked the answer, laughed and mocked him thoroughly as I asked him to open my gallery and browse the photos. He found none. I further asked him to refresh the files he was ashamed and disapproved. He got upset and asked the driver to stop the vehicle and called on the colleagues to lock me alongside the other “criminals” behind the van. I didn’t hesitate to remind him that they were not criminals until proven guilty. He looked at me in anger. I then told them that i would only accept to be locked in there on one condition which was being hand-cuffed with one of them with my phone. That was a tough request to them. They realized am a person who doesn’t compromise with my rights. They gave up on me and asked me to go with Christ. I ended up mentioning to them all the evils they have done to Kenyans. Though I left them furious the message had been delivered. Had I not proved my courage they would have handled me me in a quite terrifying manner.

The government should stop harassing innocent hockers and instead provide alternative solutions to their needs by providing job opportunities. Job opportunities are available in plenty but been captured into slavery by Corruption {tribalism and bribery } where even the most fit for the job never win the chances.

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Kenyan Leaders’ Change

If we all emulate our leaders’ new character that they displayed yesterday at Mike Sonko’s dad’s burial,then we can surely head somewhere. No politician spoke politics for the first time as they always do. Kidero and  Sonko himself had a chance to keep off their differences and promoted peace. Generally Sonko’s speech was the best. He accepted to be an upright leader and promised some positive changes.
You made me a proud Kenyan.
Also I should congradulate Hons. Muthama, Wetangula  and Duale for the first time being in agreement to reduce their big salaries to raise money in respond to teachers’ applaud. The teachers nationwide have been on a strike calling for their salary increament now having entered the 3rd week of striking.  We await to see what happens next.

Showers of Death & Destruction

By Victor Winjila

Rains have always been known as blessings.  Well, what we have experienced in Kenya in the recent number of days is a different story. If you asked drivers what it was like ,I bet “Ocean” will be their likelihood response. Motorists who were trapped in the flooded areas must have thought of turning vehicles into motorboats over Indian Ocean.

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This is how things have been going on in Kenya since the arrival of rains in late April and early May of 2015. Floods have attacked several counties and towns causing deaths,damage,property loss and unplanned vacations.

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The floods that attacked Narok town on 22/05/2015 left atleast 11 dead and property worths millions unsalvaged.
The Makueni floods left a 70 years old ex-chief and a 9-year old girl boy dead.

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The floods also rendered many families homeless after destroying over 40 houses.
The Nairobi floods left atleast 15 dead after collapsing walls and buildings. Property worth millions was swept away by waters.The waters flooded most areas especially in the southern parts of Nairobi causing difficulties in transportation since most roads were being over flown by water.

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Other reported floods were experienced in Isinya,Kajiado county where atleast 10 died.
On 13/12/2014 , two people died in Ngobit,Laikipia county. A girl aged 5 was into a dam by floods and a man aged 40s was driven downstream.
Other areas include Kisumu,Taita Taveta and Mombasa.
Kenyans are urged to be careful while choosing residences. Avoid plateaus pooly or rarely drained.

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Blocked After Airing The Truth

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Kill my son:wether you give the body to me or burry him for me it makes no difference…he remains dead and a big loss to me.
It’s really sad when leaders like President,Deputy President ,Governors,Senators and M.Ps like Hon Kidero,Agoi of sabatia and others cant protect our lives ,instead they wait until we are dead for them to make big promises such us purchase of coffins,transportation of bodies,mortuary bills,etc. Not bad that’s good support, but post them on social media for praises and construction of their political foundations forgetting it’s the same kenyans who pay tax…why use ‘ I promised to……?’
We all need to live long….protect our lives. Kenya at her current position,needs more investment on security than anything else. It pained me when i came across this post on Facebook….

Ladies and Gentlemen,
As we still mourn the many Kenyans who perished in the recent Garissa attack, I had promised to take care of transport and coffin expenses for the already identified body of my constituent, brother Newton Chagwi Karani of Wodanga ward.

Today, I met the late Karani’s family and my staff and set things rolling in preparation for traveling on Thursday.
We have made payments for the hearse and coffin awaiting to complete the errands morning as we fix the trip Thursday and burial on Saturday at their home in Wodanga of Sabatia.
Once more, condolences to the family….” (Plus Photos by Hon Agoi)

Then i commented and i was blocked from accessing the wall. …..,