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Nairobi News : December 20th 2013
10 you say On Twitter @NationBreaking: All 52 Tuskys supermarkets branches closed after workers down their tools to protest at management’s refusal to honour CBA. @Rustycase: On Saturday and Sunday is the air show at Wilson Airport. #Lang’ata Road users and residents should brace for heavy traffic. @annesoy: Passing through the Israeli Embassy checkpoint is the most annoying thing. Why should I tell some random police officer where I’m going? @a_monique: Youths in Kenya can’t afford to be choosy in these times. Get your hands dirty. Farm if you must. @Dann_Mwangi: High Court has suspended effecting of new parking fees in Nairobi. WE SAY ruling giving the county government the green-light to increase parking fees from Sh140 to Sh300. The increment ought to have come into Look beyond fees to improve traffic flow T ough times lie ahead for motorists following Wednesday’s High Court Sh200 and parking in non-automated areas to Sh400 up from Sh200. Automated parking will attract a Sh50 an hour charge. The cost of monthly parking tickets has effect on November 1 but 26 Matatu Saccos moved to court to block the move on grounds that the county government had failed to consult Nairobians about the new rates. In his ruling, Justice Isaac Lenaola said he was satisfied that sufficient consultations took place between the county government and the residents, through their elected county ward representatives. The new rates are contained in the Nai- robi City County Finance Act, which was debated and passed by the county assembly on August 26. Besides raising the parking fees by more than 100 per cent, the new law also increases parking fees charged for cars outside the Central Business District to also shot up, from the current Sh2,000 to Sh5,000 while those on quarterly tickets will have to part with Sh12,000 up from Sh5,500. The county government says the huge increments will help it raise the revenues required to enable it deliver services to Nairobians. Even though the Saccos have appealed against the judgement, it is unlikely that the fees will be revised downwards. Nairobians expect the county government to play its part by delivering proper services. Dr Kidero and his team must ensure problems associated with parking in Nairobi are dealt with once and for all. The time lost in the search for parking spaces could be put to better use. The county government must ensure that there are enough parking spaces for It will amount to robbery were the county government to collect monthly or quarterly parking fees without guaranteeing motorists space firstname.lastname@example.org NAIROBI NEWS nairobinews.co.ke Friday, Dec 20 - Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 SMS BUZZ On Facebook Nginye: Nairobians have found a way of avoiding the footbridge at Ngara by making a hole through the metal grills. Kariuki: It seems traffic police officers have also gone on holiday. Traffic is a mess and a maze nowadays. EasyFm. Health workers defy orders to resume work, term Wednesday’s High Court Judgement a disappointment. Business Watch K24. The youth need to stop complaining about markets for their farm produce, with over 44 million Kenyans, the market is their and ready. The Star Kenya. Residential buildings to be fixed with CCTV cameras according to Governor Evans Kidero. Kenya Premier League. Tusker are on the verge of signing Azam defender Joackins Atudo as a replacement of Joseph Shikokoti. Consumer Federation of Kenya. Relief for Nairobi motorists as matatu Saccos stop increment until their appeal is determined. Ben: With the Sh100m that Nairobi county collects from parking isn’t this enough to improve the services in the city? Sue: Look at the conditions of our hospitals. Do you see anything to smile about? Sue: This city is so full of fraudsters. Now a baby selling scandal and for as little as Sh1,000? Typically use a rolled pork loin with a nice layer of fat on it – if you don’t like this, it’s easy to cut away once it’s cooked. The pork must be just- T cooked, not pink but not over-done. To get some good crackling, the trick is to get the pork skin very dry before cooking it, it’s also important to score the skin and get a lot of salt onto it. Start with a very hot oven and turn the temperature down after about 15 minutes. I like to layer carrots, sage, onions and apples in the baking tray with the pork, this can be broken down with the pork juices and stock to make a delicious gravy later on. Yesterday, while making A PUBLICATION OF NATION MEDIA GROUP Published at Nation Centre, Kimathi Street and printed at Mombasa Road, Nairobi by Nation Media Group Limited, P. O. BOX 49010, Nairobi 00100. Tel: 3288000, 0719038000. Fax 2213946. email@example.com Registered at the GPO as a newspaper this roast for my family, I thought of the recent University of Nairobi protests over the deaths of two students, one whilst in police custody (which could have been a suicide) and one during the protest. Similar to making roast pork, you need to get a few things right for UoN students need a lesson in roasting pork Samantha Spooner Only a thought o have a good roast, pork you need to get certain things right. protests to be effective. A good protest is an indicator of a healthy democracy, they are meant to be disruptive, non-institutionalised and they must make a statement – the combination of all these ingredients have the potential to effect change later on. In this scenario the students had a couple of things right; the protest needed to happen, we shouldn’t be losing lives at the hands of the police without them being properly accounted for, and they generated plenty of attention. But that’s it. Instead of garnering national support for the cause they end up angering Nairobians, often the protests end up laced with criminal acts, and then there’s no sympathy for the cause. Dear UoN, if you keep turning up the heat you’re going to dry out the meat and burn the crackling, your voices are already falling on deaf ears. Get this roast pork right, the positive changes you could effect could do so much for all of us! @samooner voices all before it starts collecting the new parking fees. It will amount to robbery were the county government to collect monthly or quarterly parking fees from motorists without guaranteeing them that they will get parking space. The county government must also move fast to rein in cartels that control parking space in the city. It is common knowledge that these cartels connive with unscrupulous county government parking attendants to conduct their illegal activities.
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