setting the tone
But Miguna spares his heaviest punches for his comrade at work, Caroli, whom he accuses of everything – from making quick riches rather effortlessly, while still endearing himself to Tinga.
In fact, the feud between the two is the most pronounced, and sets the tone for the rest of the book. Tinga on the other hand, is alleged to have made a quick buck, by cutting private deals during his public tour of duty, while still managing the time to make vitendawili for the wananchi, antics that Miguna believes were calculated to hoodwink the public.
After all, Miguna says, Tinga is no man of the people but a shrewd investor hell-bent on primitive accumulation of capital. Tinga’s greatest weakness, Miguna concludes, is his proclivity for hiring rotten apples.
The irony of it is that Tinga would be making similar conclusions of Miguna, wondering how he hired a servant who would not just tell on him, but fail remarkably in recognising his own complicity in the malfeasance he so eloquently accuses others of perpetrating.
The shooting cop of Gatundu is certainly in good company
I enjoyed your last week’s piece on the shooting cop of Kimunyu, Gatundu. I come from neighbouring Nembu, where the form of insecurity that police are perpetuating is a notch higher.
Illicit brews like chang’aa are being sold along the main road from Ruiru, just after the coffee estates, particularly over for the last three months.
Yet, we have more than five police posts within the locality, namely Ng’enda, Gathage, Nembu, Kahuguini and Kibichoi with a total of more than 25 officers in charge.Police seem unable or unwilling to sort this mess. It would be hard to believe the police are not aware as young men drink in the open. As a matter of fact, one is tempted to think political rallies are in progress in these areas as dozens of young men converge as early as 7am to start their drinking sprees.