Archive | November, 2010

TIME TO THINK AGAIN GENTLEMEN PLEASE?

The Alcoholic Drinks Control Act 2010 came into force on Saturday. On the face of it the Act seems quite a good idea (it’s certainly well intentioned) aimed at curbing the excessive use of alcohol that can cause so much damage and of which we see all too much in Kenya today. On the face […]

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Time to let truth get in the way of a good story?

Bear with this one Forum friends, it has an obscure starting point but the destination is worth it we think. The Business Daily on Wednesday November 24, ran a front page headline ‘Casual jobs lock young Kenyans in poverty trap’ under which a journalist named Mwaura Kimani covered a story that claimed employers were reverting […]

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Behind the wheel or behind bars?

The report of yet another fatal traffic crash is all too familiar reading in our newspapers. Last Thursday, for example, The Star carried a photograph of a red bus with its windscreen smashed and side ripped out. Five people died and 12 were badly injured when the bus collided with a tractor late at night […]

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When the chickens come home to roost…

‘More than 4,000 councillors will have to look for new roles when the new constitution is fully effected in 2010’ ran the opening line of ‘The Daily Nation’s’ front page story under the headline ‘Councillor seats to be scrapped by new laws’. Quite why the surprise, The Forum fails to understand, as the introduction of […]

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The Weight of the Law

If the the potholes and subsidence on our highways aren’t bad enough to slow you down to a snail’s pace, then another factor thrown in at the weekend will have would have brought you to a dead halt. On Saturday evening lorry drivers blocked the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway at the Mariakani weighbridge, and on Sunday the […]

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