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Daily Nation : February 25th 2014
2 smart company EDITOR’S DESK THE WARNING by the World Bank to Kenyan leaders to stop incessant rows between governors and senators, brought to the fore an issue that has been seething for quite some time now. No sooner had the leaders assumed office than the bickering started over who wields more power or who has oversight role over who and what. World Bank country director Diaritou Gaye said at a meeting for accountants that the wrangles could adversely hurt the economy if not quickly addressed. Gaye could not have put it more aptly, especially given the tell-tale signs that this year could be a difficult one for the country. Inflation has been steadily rising over the past several months. School fees payment and the cost of food pushed up the cost of living in January. Implementation of a new VAT law has further increased the cost of living and, generally, things don’t seem to be looking bright for Kenyans, at least at the moment. Instead of addressing these challenges, leaders seem to be interested in fighting to protect their turfs. MPs are in a combative mood, and have taken on the courts, while senators have been spoiling for a fight with governors and the Judiciary. Kenyans have no time for these sideshows as there are fundamental issues that are yearning for the attention of their leaders. The role of each arm of government is distinctively spelt out in the Consti- tution. There should, therefore, not arise a situation where these arms of the same government are at loggerheads. Each arm should be left to do its job. When one arm meddles in the work of another, the results can be devastating. The Jubilee government, in its manifesto, promised very many things, in- cluding the now controversial laptops for schools, creation of jobs and improving food security. Though a number of projects have been started in a bid to attain these goals, a lot remains to be done. Kenyans need effective delivery of services and not chest-thumping or baseless turf wars. — Abuna Ayiro firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL DIRECTOR: Joseph Odindo MANAGING EDITOR: Mutuma Mathiu BUSINESS EDITOR: Wachira Kang’aru SUB-EDITORS: Abuna Ayiro, James Wambua, John Cheruiyot STAFF WRITERS: Immaculate Karambu, Griffins Omwenga, Muthoki Mumo, John Njiru CONTRIBUTORS: Joshua Masinde, Charles Wokabi, Mwaniki Wahome, David Muturi. PRODUCTION EDITOR: Peter Wangai REVISE EDITOR Mary Wasike CHIEF GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Rogers Mogusu SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS: Nzisa Mulli, Andrew Anini, Hassan Ibrahim, Michael Mosota GRAPHIC DESIGNERS: Benjamin Situma , Dennis Makori, Alice Othieno, Ken Kusimba, Joy Abisagi, Virginia Borura, Oscar Anaswa, Felix Miring’u, Teddy Murimi, Eliud Maumo COVER GRAPHIC : Hassan Ibrahim Mwera receipt of such material, the Nation Media Group Limited cannot accept responsibility for accidental loss or damage. Email: email@example.com companysmart CYBER SPACE Smart Company is published every week by the Nation Media Group Limited. It is distributed free with every Tuesday’s ‘Daily Nation’. ©Nation Media Group Limited, 2011. All rights reserved. Unsolicited manuscripts, artwork, transparencies are submitted at the sender’s risk. While every care will be taken on Storms batter England’s coastal beauty spots INSIDER Coastal beauty spots have suf- fered years’ worth of erosion in just a few weeks due to winter storms that have repeatedly battered the UK. Cliffs have been left crum- bling, beaches and sand dunes eroded, defences breached, and shorelines and harbours damaged by up to 80mph gales and tidal surges. The National Trust has warned with more extreme weather predicted, the rate of change on the coasts will speed up. Studland Bay has lost up to 10m of its beach this winter. “Trees have been strewn across the beach, of this loss of coastline, we are having to act now and take down the sun lounge and ice cream parlour, safeguarding the integrity of the rest of the building. We have to think long-term,” an official said. In Longford, Gloucestershire, which has suffered from weeks of flooding, residents are concerned by plans for 570 new homes to be built on land that has been underwater for weeks. Other sites affected by the winter storms include Mullion Harbour in Cornwall and Rhossili on the Gower Peninsula. (Orange.co.uk) Kenya’s first dollar billionaire built top brands in Africa It’s like you know a lot about other people’s bank accounts. You can assist Bensouda with Uhuru Kenyatta’s bank statement. — Onesmus Gitabi They should just categorise me among those who have ever gone to Ethiopia (Moyale). — Edwin Rono The company should also rank the poorest people in Kenya. I also want to be featured in top stories. — Mikey Villa Gidy Court blocks Senate summons to governors Afro Cinema continues shortly..... — Ndugu George Senators should learn to respect governors... ….. They just talk too much. — Bonuiuant Wabukala Syalo Just wait and see how corruption tops the list of tenders and recruitments in the exercise. —Rozy Kithinji Lilpretie This is good news and progress, vultures should keep away. — Rose Nyamunga Auditors say Mutua must account for Sh7.5 million cash ...and it’s on such occasions that the court becomes a stumbling block in a situation where the Constitution is being followed perfectly. – Mole Wilson KenGen drills biggest well in Africa with estimated power output of 30MW That’s Jubilee for you. Add TNA election commission and the country’s economy will grow in double-digits. — Sunray Jacob Sh7.5 million is little, maybe he should steal billions or go the Kimunya way. — Agnes Musyoka Let Mutua do his work. — Daiddo Van Frank Some people are fast to comment when their statements are too far-fetched and as wrong as their grammar! Watch out. — De Jonteh — Compiled by Lilian Ochieng’ @LilianMerab firstname.lastname@example.org SAM YEH | AFP A man takes a video of paper pandas at a park during an exhibition called ‘Pandas on Tour’ in Taipei, Indonesia, last Friday. Some 1,600 paper-made pandas are on display, designed by French artist Paulo Grangeon. overview Tuesday February 25, 2014 DAILY NATION Paper pandas ‘go on tour’ in Taipei park INNOVATION BILLY MUTAI | NATION Mr Mwangi Kamau at his Kitengela farm tending his barley crop, which he uses to feed his pigs and cattle. The barley is grown using a new technology.
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