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PEN COP: ‘Walking with lions’ and other tales

Some 68 per cent of staff in Nakuru county Finance department do not have the requisite academic credentials, a report by Price Waterhouse Coopers has revealed (People Daily, September 4, p.12) It’s either 68 per cent or 20 per cent.  Why “some”?

He highlighted some of the radio shows such as the one hosted by Maina and King’ang’i and Gidi na Ghost Asubuhi as well as Wild Cut Soap Opera which is aired at 8pm as some of the programmes that contained adult content and should be aired past the watershed period. (People Daily, September 13, p.12) Lord! A wobbly sentence.

For more than three months now, residents of Meru, Tharaka Nithi and Embu counties have been ‘walking with lions’ as they encounter them while going about their business. Nation online, September 13) Who is ‘they’ going about their business, the residents or lions?

The battle for 10,000 acres of land between prominent personalities in the former Kanu regime and thousands of squatters in Nandi county has taken a new twist after the devolved unit sided with locals over fresh orders to kick them out (Nation, September 4)

How are “locals” related to the “prominent personalities in the former Kanu regime and thousands of squatters” in this story? Oh, and who is being kicked out – the squatters or locals? Or are they the same people? Are the prominent personalities locals or aliens?

The deceased was lynched last month and his body doused with petrol at Mlondo trading centre in Taita subcounty where a 57-year-old woman was this month subjected to mob justice on the same claims. (Standard online, September 7). The deceased was lynched and later his body doused with Petrol? How does that happen? You can’t lynch a deceased person, hey!

The county government of Lamu will next year make a comeback presence in the annual  Mombasa International Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) show after being absent for two years. (Standard online, September 7). What is a comeback presence? Is there a comeback absence?

Similarly, the initiative spearheaded by inter-religious leaders yesterday identified several thematic concerns which should be reformed urgendy before another election is held (People Daily, September 13, p.2 ). New word: urgendy.

Migori chief said he knew of the pregnacy, had promised to take responsibility (Star, September 13, p.1). New spelling: pregnacy

Confused story: AP, police ‘merged’ in radical changes (Star splash, September 11) Intro: The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday revealed how unscrupulous traders took home a chunk of the Sh11.3 billion set aside to pay maize farmers.

Next: Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and senior police chiefs have put together radical changes that will harmonise regular and Administration Police operations.

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