Editorial and commentary


With Odongo Odoyo

The National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) should not have left water to spill over until delegates or group of those they invited to assist in the preparation are thrown out of their hotel rooms because of accumulated bills. These people have been denied food which is a basic human requirement. Such move if true are only meant to tarnish the name and image of the country, more, so at a time when the peace restoration process is on-going. The committee should have made its concern to negotiate with hotel owners with an aim of finding a lasting solution instead of letting. Although two wrongs do not make a right, there should be dialogue and collective understanding among the key players instead of such embarrassment. There should be a heart to embrace and allow people to sit across the table and discuss issues affecting them. If the NPTC had no funds or expecting something, they would have prevailed upon the hotel owners to allow for more time. A civilized society needs to deal with issues squarely and forthrightly. The hotel owners though have their fear, should not take laws into their hands and arbitrarily chase customers away and deny them food. It is like the proprietors are worshiping money that they have refused to reason even with themselves. It is one thing to take action like this but consider that these are done to fellow human beings. Those responsible or who were given the responsibilities to take care of the situation stand to answer some questions. They should tell the country why they waited this far without sorting out the matter. There must have been money allocated for this exercise, would they tell the country what happened. It is not enough just to say there is no money. Initially there must have been cash allocated for the delegates. There should be some explanation.


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