– Hebu please update your blogrolls with the new URL. Thanks to those who have done so already.
– Gossip of the day: Supposedly, few Telkom Kenya folks were sad to see former MD John Waweru leave, he was apparently cutting all sorts of deals with the sons of one John Michuki. Let’s hope the licensing gravy train at the CCK left the station before his arrival.
– I’ve been looking for the back story behind David Makali’s departure from the the Standard…John Kamau sheds some light.
– Apparently, Nairobi city council money is nowadays allocated up to the estate level (some things have changed)…whether it gets spent on estate projects is another thing. I found this out after my recent attempt to walk back home from the cybercafe at 7:00 pm turned out to be an exercise that would require night vision googles. Our estate was given Kshs 3 million to spend on fixing the street lights, but only the lights that were close to the main road were fixed, the rest of the estate is in darkness. When folks from the estate went to the councillor to complain, he (without flinching) said that since guys from our estate don’t vote for him they shouldn’t expect anything from him (missing the point that people didn’t vote for him because he’s been totally useless all along) (some things remain the same). So now people don’t know where to turn to get the issue resolved, plus they are busy fighting plans by the National Housing Companies to repossess the flats and sell them off. That’s why I’m fully behind the We Can Do It Campaign and gag when I hear the mayor claiming that not paying rates would hurt the 7o% of Nairobi residents who live below the poverty line and who receive services from the City Council…eeh…what services are these exactly?