Tag: Mhango

Government can still help teen moms

           Though President John Magufuli said it expressly–no pregnant girl will be allowed back to school under his rule; which’s logical–still the government’s the duty to make every effort to help such mas. After teen pregnancies playing hell with us, everybody’s wagging the tongue either in a hooray hoopla mood or agonisingly and negatively opposing this tough stance. However, there’ll be hell to pay in this hell of helluva as we play hell as a nation.  I know.  As a parent and a leader, Magufuli’s agonised just like anybody could. Again, if he steps in the shoes of the parents of gravid daughters, I’m sure the narrative will dramatically change. We need to think out of the box; understanding that, as the society, we’ve circumstantially contributed to creating this jumble either consciously or unconsciously through societal sloppiness, dishonesty, greed, selfishness, debauchery resulting from modernity, copycat behaviours and whatnots.
           If this stance isn’t being re-examined, its ramifications will be negatively immense to the future of the nation. For, it’ll increase ignorant and disadvantaged people in mothers and their unplanned children. Due to the challenging nature of school pregnancies, I think; we need to do the following:
               First, open adult education centers to cater for those who’ll drop out because of pregnancies or imbuing their colleagues. These centers must cater both for secondary and high school education for gravid girls; and their partners who happen to be students.  I can draw an example from Canada. Despite having all sorts of freedoms, such as teaching students that ngono is human rights, even Canada doesn’t allow teen mas to go on with schooling or curtail the development of the country and its citizens. Students kick up their heels as they like. However, they must see to it that they’re not becoming pregnant. The system here allows a person to complete his or her secondary education when he or she reaches 18. At this age whether pregnant or not anybody’s supposed to be in a class.   Anybody above 18 is entitled to complete his secondary school diploma at such adult education centers anytime he or she deems fit.
            Secondly, address the root causes. Although we tend to blame the victims, as the society, we’ve contributed to this anathema to our daughters.  For example, circumstantially, corruption’s a lot to do with pupil pregnancies.  How heavily do we punish perpetrators?  Thanks to corruption in upper echelons of powers, many citizens are ignorant and poor. You can see this in poor transportation, poor housing, and ill-equipped schools among others.
           Third, fight and eradicate systemic gender bias in which girls are condemned wholesale simply because they’re females. What are the traps and motivations that lure our girls into being impregnated? Are their families strong morally and materially? Why punishing girls only. What’s the position of the government which some pregnancies are caused by students? Will they still be eligible to proceed with studies while they actually are parents? What’s the punishment for adults say, teachers, or whoever impregnates a student? I’d argue that whoever impregnates a student, apart from being brought to book, must be jailed; and public employees who happen to win the case due to lack of watertight evidence or technicalities must be expelled from public services. This will send a strong signal to others still contemplating to do the same.
           Forth, seriously fight corruption and poverty which, in a sense, are the major causes of this beatinest challenge.
Lastly, amend or enact laws so as to hand down heavy punishments to perpetrators. For, they are robbing young girls of their lives. More important, we need to unequivocally address this problem making sure that anger and blame games aren’t used in addressing the problem.
Swahili’s it that when a baby poops on your hand, you don’t cut it nor do you throw the baby away.
Source: The Citizen Wed., today

Byakanwa alitumwa au anajikomba tu?

          Niliwahi kuandika makala kuwa wakuu wa mikoa na wilaya wanaonekana kama wakoloni wanaotumwa kwenye mikoa na wilaya hasa wale wanaosifika kuwanyanya wananchi. Japo si wote, baadhi ya wakuu wa mikoa na wilaya–hasa wale ambao ima wamelewa madaraka, hawajui madaraka yao au hawafai au wanatukana madaraka na ofisi za umma–wamegeuka wakoloni kwenye maeneo yao ya kazi kiasi cha kuzusha hisia kuwa baadhi ya sehemu za nchi yetu hazijapata uhuru; na kama zimepata uhuru, basi haujakamilika. Malimbukeni hawa, ambao kweli ni wakoloni, wamefikia pabaya kiasi cha kukera na kugeuka kikwazo na hatari kwa maendeleo taifa. Wapo ambao walifikia hata kulitukana na kulidhalilisha _MG_0067bunge ukiachia mbali ambao wamejigeuza miungu watu wasijue miaka mitano si mingi. Wengi wanasahau kuwa cheo ni dhamana. Kosa kubwa sana. Zamani wateule wengi kwenye ngazi hizi walikuwa ni watu wenye mashiko na historia zinazojulikana lakini si wa kuzua na kuibua wakaishia kuonyesha uhovyo wao kama ilivyo kwa baadhi ya wateule hawa.
           Leo tatajadili na kulaani hujuma iliyotokea Wilayani Hai Mkoani Kilimanjaro. Hivi karibuni, vyombo vya habari viliripoti kuharibiwa na kuhujumiwa shamba la Mbunge wa Hai (CHADEMA) Freeman Mbowe kulikosimamiwa na kutekelezwa na mkuu wa wilaya ya Hai Gelasius Byakanwa. Kitendo hiki cha ajabu na cha kizamani, licha ya kustua na kusikitisha wengi, kinapaswa kulaaniwa kwa nguvu zote. Kwani licha ya kuwa cha hatari, kichukuliwe sawa na jinai yoyote; aliyeiamuru na kuisimamia afikishwe kwenye vyombo vya dola baada ya wananchi wa Hai na Kilimanjaro kwa ujumla na kule atakapohamishiwa washinikize awajibishwe; ili uwe mfano kwa wengine wenye kulewa madaraka.
           Sijui huyu alipoamua kutekeleza hujuma hii kama alijiuliza kama shamba lingekuwa lake angefanya nini? kama Byakanwa ana shamba basi atakuwa amefanya alichofanya kwa ubinafsi wa ajabu zinazolenga kufanikisha uchu wake wa madaraka kisiasa. Au ni yale ya mkuki kwa nguruwe.
Hata hivyo, hujuma ya Byakanwa imetoa somo kuwa kuna wateule wanaotumia madaraka vibaya kiasi cha kuharibu mali za wenzao. Sijui rais John Magufuli kama atamvumilia uharibifu huu wa mali hasa ikizingatiwa alivyowahi kuingilia kupiga marufuku kubughudhi wamachinga vinginevyo. Ajabu wakati kuna madai ya kutokuwapo na chakula cha kutosha, wapo wanaoharibu chakula! Tunakaribisha wawekezaji wakati tukihujumu waliokwishawekeza kama ilivyotokea kwa Mbowe.
           Byakanwa ashitakiwa kama mtu binafsi au Mbowe afunguwe kesi mbili tofauti moja dhidi ya Byakanwa na nyingine dhidi ya serikali. Hakuna kinachoshangaza kama suala hili kuonekana kuwa la kisiasa zaidi ya kisheria. Maana, hata baada ya baadhi ya wabunge wa upinzani kulaani kitendo hiki, wenzao wa chama tawala hawakufanya hivyo. Kuna nini hapa?
Japo Magufuli amekuwa akipenda kuwabeba wateule wake wanaolalamikiwa, akina Byakanwa hawamsaidii. Hawajui dhima, mipaka na dhima ya madaraka yao. Unaweza kusema wamelewa madaraka au hawajui hata hicho wanachofanya. Tangu lini mkuu wa wilaya akageuka mgambo wa tume ya mazingira? Je ametumwa, amejituma, anajipendekeza au ana ugomvi na Mbowe? Je alifanyiwa vetting kweli huyu ambaye hajui hata sera za bosi wake kuwa ni kukuza uchumi?
           Imekuwa bahati mbaya. Siku hizi hatupewi historia na habari tosha juu ya wateule wetu kama ilivyokuwa wakati wa awamu ya kwanza ambapo mteule yoyote alipoteuliwa ilikuwa lazima kuelezea historia yake ili umma umjue na kuweza kumkubali au kuistua serikali kuwa ni bomu. Kwa mfano, hatujui elimu wala afya ya kiakili ya mhusika katika sakata hili ambalo kwa watu wenye akili linashangaza kiasi cha kujenga shaka juu ya akili husika.
Byakanwa alikaririwa akisema kuwa shamba alilohujumu lilikuwa linachafua mazingira. Kituko. Kwani lilianzishwa jana? Mbona waliomtangulia hawakulihujumu kama hakuna namna hapa? Ina maana wakuu wa mkoa na wilaya waliomtangulia hawakujua umuhimu wa mazingira au ni kutafuta sifa kama siyo kukomoana na kulipiziana visasi ima kwa kujituma au kutumwa? Je Byakanwa ni kati ya wale wakuu wa mikoa au wilaya wanaopenda kujipendekezapendekeza kwa kunyanyasa wenzao ili waonekana wanafanya kubwa ili wapate promosheni au kupendwa kama wanaojulikana kubebwa kwenye jinai zao? Je vyeti vya Byakanwa viko sawa au ni yale yale ya akina Bashit? Je hili ni shamba pekee nchini? Sijui kama Byakanwa ni mtaalamu wa kilimo au mazingira hasa ikijulikana kuwa aliteuliwa na kupachikwa pale bila kujulikana historia yake ili kujua kama anafaa au ni bomu. Hata hivyo, matendo huongea zaidi ya maneno. Kwani waswahili husema: Ada ya mja hunena muungwana ni kitendo.
           Byakanwa anadai shamba husika lilikuwa linasababisha madhara kimazingira. Vipi? Kwa kiasi gani na kwa namna gani? Kisomi, mhusika alipaswa aje na utafiti wa kitaalamu kueleza ni kwanini amefikia uamuzi aliofikia. Na je hilo ndilo jibu? Byakanwa ananikumbusha maneno ya baba wa taifa Marehemu Mwl Julius Nyerere aliyewahi kusema kuwa baadhi ya mambo kuyafanya yanahitaji uwe na moyo wa mwendawazimu.  Kwa ushahidi uliopo ni kwamba shamba husika limekuwapo kwa zaidi ya miaka 30. Je uchafuzi huu wa mazingira umeanza au kuonekana leo? Je Magufuli atakingia kifua hujuma hii?
Chanzo: Tanzania Daima Jumatano leo.

THE BOTTOM LINE: In voting, fear the politics of the tummy like leprosy

           For high-pitched Kenyans, the time to mint and print dosh’s arrived. Do you want quick dosh? Become an opinion pollster. Thereafter, just analyse and say things with full sangfroid even if you truly know are abracadabra and quackery. It’s super easy. Use tribal science to interview tribesmen and women instead of citizenry. Add a tribal mind; and draw a tribal conclusion in predicting the tribal lord that’ll carry the day in the coming elections.
            The other day I read Gitau Warigi’s piece on how to make dosh in Kenya through forming briefcase political outfits, churches not winning a government tender. Provided that the eating season aka electioneering is close, smart nibblers are now prepared with their knives set to chop and chomp the meat UhuRuto once said it’s devouring while the challengers were drooling.
            Apart from becoming a pollster, there’s another cool way of making a killing at this point and time. Just become a political analyst answering to intimidating titles such as professor muta wa Ngumi even if you’re not but a quack sort of. To nicely mug political jobseekers, just plagiarise some terms such as the tyranny of small decisions which make people forget important things so as to latch on small and an important things. After doing so, you come to the nambers game of making your targets believe. When the tyranny of numbers was propounded to the country of Nyayo, I wondered to hear some enlightened people saying it’s somebody’s invention while it’s been in academic circles even before the cheap theorist purporting to coin the words wasn’t even conceived. Even gurus such as Angello, Howard Bowen, Mackintosh and Green and others who used this term in the sixties have never claimed to formulate it.
            In applying the bootleg tyranny of nibblers, ignore all other crimes such as the sabotage of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) Kits despite sinking taxpayers’  billions of shillings to put in place. Instead of reporting results digitally, you just propose that the IEBC goes back to pre-Adamic era by manually counting the ballots. Why use computers while they don’t lie? Once again, here you can apply the doctrine of tyranny of choice in which Fredrick Schauer argues that there must be a distinction between  rules and standards. Electoral rules must be applies to see to it that the elections and their results meet standards of free, fair, credible and meaningful elections. There should not be any hanky panky or horse trading this time around.
            I don’t want repeat the same bunkum that saw Kenya go up to smokes in 2007. However, this time , there won’t be any room for the tyranny of the numbers. Instead, I’d say; voters who are, in a sense, consumers will, as Fasolo, McClelland and Todd would put it “neglect most product information and yet make good choices, so long as either there is no conflict among the product attributes or the attributes are unequally important.” If Kenyans choose issues in lieu of personalities fighting for eating free, there won’t be any conflict. Shall they cascade to the habits of the past, conflict will surface in that, instead of standing for the interests of their nation, many’ll defend the interests of their tribes. Hence, it is upon voters to choose between the nation and the tribe.
            However, one choice is safe and progressive for Kenya, a nation. Under it, all Kenyans are united as opposed to tribe under which they’re sharply divided.
            Voters need to heed this. Of all chicaneries, fear the politics of the tummy like leprosy. For, it is through this sort of politics, corrupt and venal politicians bribe voters with nonsenses such as drinks, meals,  Khangas, small amount of money, T-shirts and whatnots. Instead of buying into this fake generosity, take their stuff and ask them what they’re buying and how they made their dosh. Voter oh voter, it’ll be great.
            By the look of things, personalities seem to outweigh issues. Here’s where the Francis Nyenze thing comes in. many’ll like to see one of theirs been anointed and become a tenant in ikulu. Eish!  What’ll the hoi polloi get by pushing one of theirs to the throne. Do they know that ungaand madondo don’t know their alliances,ethnies, parties and horse trading? The lack of sanitation, clean and safe water,  reliable power and dosh in pockets don’t have brains, eyes or tribes.
Voters, these are dangerous times. Beware. What  a lying season that is!
Source: Citizen Wednesday today.

KUSHITAKIWA WEZI WA ESCROW: Nampongeza Magufuli Japo NI Wajibu Wake

         Taarifa tulizo nazo ni kwamba wale watuhumiwa wakuu wa kashfa iliyoliibia taifa mabilioni ya shilingi kupitia mfuko wa ESCROW, James Rugemalira na Harbinder Singh wamefikishwa mahakamani leo. Tunaipongeza serikali

kwa kuamua kutoka usingizini na kuanza kufanya kazi. Maana, kashfa hii, licha ya kulitia hasara taifa, ililetea aibu na mateso hasa kwa watumiaji wa umeme.
            Tunampongeza rais John Pombe Magufuli kwa kuthubutu. Tunamsihi hata kwenye kushughulikia marais wastaafu waliofanya ufisadi kama vile Jakaya Kikwete na Benjamin Mkapa aachane na kuwaramba miguu. Maana kufanya hivyo kutamuonyesha kama mtu msafi na mwenye nia ya kupambanan a ufisadi kwa haki na si kwa upendeleo, woga na unafiki.

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Watuhumiwa wakuu wa Escrow Harbinder Singh na James Rugemalira wakiwa mikononi mwa polisi

Kashfa ya IpTL: Barua ya wazi kwa EWuuRA

        Baaada ya kuchacha kiasi cha kukosa njuluku ya kupatia ulabu, niliamua kujisomea magazeti lau nijue umbea wa mjini; na nikakutana na kiroja cha mwaka! Guess what. Eti vilaza wetu wa mamlaka ya ulaji angani, nchi kavu na majini walioruhusu ujambazi wa IpTL wanatutaka tutoe maoni juu ya kuendelea kuhalalisha ujambazi huu. Mnakumbuka shuka asubuhi siyo? Mbona mlipoingia huu ujambazi hamkutaka maoni yetu; au mnataka mpate kisingizio cha kusema kuwa tulishirikishwa kubariki ujambazi huu? Mshindwe na kulegea. Kwanini kutangaza kwenye magazeti binafsi na si govt gazette?
            Kwa vile mmejivua nguo wenyewe, acha niwape ya moyoni kama ifuatavyo:
Kwanza, IpTL si kampuni sawa na makampuni mengine. Hivyo, haipaswi kufikiriwa wala kufaidi haki sawa na makampuni mengine yasiyotupiga kama wao. Hivyo, kama mnatafuta sababu ya kutushirikisha kwenye uchafu wenu, mkome.
          Pili, kabla ya kutaka maoni yetu, mnapaswa kutueleza ni kwanini mliingia ujambazi huu; na nani walihalalisha hii jinai; walipata nini na kiasi gani kwa sheria ipi? Kwanini sasa; na si huko nyuma mliponyea na kuivuja sheria kiasi cha kuigeuza kaya kichwa cha mwendawazimu aka shamba la chizi?
        Tatu, muweke wazi mikataba yenu na majambazi haya ili tujue kuna nini; na tunaongelea na kuchangia nini badala ya kutuuzia nguruwe kwenye gunia. Kumbaff.
         Nne, mtupe uhakikisho kuwa hamna nia mbaya nasi na kaya yetu kama ambavyo mmekuwa mikifanya ili kujipatia njuluku za haraka wakati mkiendelea kutupandishia bei ya umeme. Mnadhani hatujui kinachoendelea?
        Tano, muwachukulie hatua wote walioshiriki kuingiza kaya kwenye balaa hili la kiuchumi. Kama hamuwajui, ngoja niwatajie makuwadi wao. Yupo Jimmy Rugemalayer ambaye anasifika kuwahonga walafi kuanzia mawaziri, wabunge, viongozi wa kiroho wenye uroho hata majaji. Pili, yupo gabacholi Singasinga anayeishi Kenya ambaye aliibuliwa na majambazi wetu wa ndani ili kuficha uchafu wao.
       Sita, mtwambia chanzo cha upendo na uwazi huu ambavyo havikuwapo hapo mwanzo mlipofunga ndoa hii haramu ya kuangamiza kaya na walevi wake.
       Saba, mtuhakikishie kuwa walioingia mikataba hii hatari hamtawaita makaburi na kushindwa kuwafukua kwa kuhofia kushindwa kuwafukia kama alivyowahi kusema dingi ambaye ameonyesha wazi kuwagwaya hawa jamaa kana kwamba ana faida nao. Haiwezekani mkaendelea kutugeuza hamnazo huku mkitusanifu kuwa mnataka maoni yetu wakati mlipoingia kitandani kufanya ufuska huu wa kiuchumi tulipiga kelele mkatupuuza. Tutaamini vipi kama hamtatupuuza wakati huu. Kimsingi, kama mnataka mawazo nenda kwa akina Bashite wanaosikika na kusifika. Huenda watapata fursa hii kuanzisha sinema nyingine ili kuendelea kuwa madarakani wakati wana vyeti feki na wanatumia majina feki.
          Tukiachia mbali hawa vidagaa tuliowatajia hapo juu, je mko tayari kuweka wazi majina ya marais na mawaziri walioshiriki kusuka dili hili hadi likazaa jingine liitwalo EPA ambalo lilisababisha hasara ya mabilioni kwa kaya? Je mko tayari kuwaumbua waliotumia njuluku za EPA kuukwaa ulaji huku wakituache tuendelee kuliwa mbele na nyuma? Je hapa mnataka kumsanifu nani; na kwanini mnaendelea kututia madole machoni?
Guess what. Nimeamua kugusia kashfa hizi ili kuwaumbua Eula kuonyesha mnavyotaka kuendelea kuula wakati sisi tukiliwa. Mbona hamuongelei njuluku ya rada ambayo wakoloni kwa kiingereza walitaka kuwarejeshea mkakataa? Mbona  hamkumbushii kukataa kwenda Uswizini kupewa njuluku nyingi tu ambazo majambazi wetu wakubwa, mibaka na mipapa imeficha kule? Mbona hamuongelei kubadili sheria kuhusiana na kashfa kama ya IpTL?
        Kwa uzembe wenu mmekatiwa kitu kidogo na kikubwa mkalegea na kuachia kila kitu; halafu mnaanza kujishaua kuwa mnatafuta maoni. Nenda mkamuulize Kafulia aliyeibua na kuvalia njuga sakata hili hadi mkamtosa mjengoni. Kwani hatujui? Katika kufanya utafiti wangu juu ya kashfa hii niligundua kuwa kumbe IpTL inaweza kuwa Independent Protectorated Tanzia Ltd ambayo inalindwa na sirikali kama siyo sirikali ndani ya sirikali tena inayofanywa kuwa siri kali.
        Nimalizie kwa kutoa maoni yangu na ya walevi ninaowangoza kama ifuatavyo:
        Mosi, wanyonge wote walioguswa na kashfa hii bila kujali vyeo wala sura zao au ubashite wao.
        Pili, taifisheni mitambo ya IpTL kutokana na ukweli kuwa ni mali ya walevi ambayo imekuwa ikitumiwa kuwalangua umeme na kuwaibia.
        Tatu, taifa mimali ya wale wote waliohusika kwenye ufuska huu wa kiuchumi ndipo mje tuongee; na tuwafundishe jinsi ya kusimamia mali za umma. Itoshe kusema; walevi wamechoka kutiwa vidole na kugeuzwa samaki ambaye hukaangwa kwa kugeuzwa geuzwa kwa vile yu mfu.
         Leo hii tosha. Ngoja nikapige kanywaji tayari kuwatolea uvivu zaidi pale itakapobidi. Kwanini msiunde tume huru kama ya makanikia yatokanayo na ukosefu wa umakini?
Chanzo: Nipashe Jumamosi kesho.

Ewura should stop taking Tanzanians for a ride

Joking aside, I was shocked when I read somewhere that the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) is seeking public input on how to go about Independent Power Tanzania Ltd (IPTL) mega holdup. EWURA’s acting director for legal services, Edwin Kadifu was quoted by this paper (June 9th, 2017) as saying “we call on public to exercise their right, and send us their views on whether to extend IPTL’s licence, or not instead of using the media platforms to complain about the procedure which is legally based.” To show how this is goofy and devoid of any momentousness, Kadifu didn’t provide the address to which to send the said views. So, too, the EWURA decided to use private media but not government gazette. Ironically, Kadifu seems to abhor the tendency of using media to complain while he ironically did the same.

Due to this travesty, I’d like to ask the following questions to the EWURA:

First, did the EWURA write to any stakeholders such as Human rights organisation, Non-Governmental Organisation and others firms dealing with public advocacy to see to it that it gets what it wants?

Secondly, why didn’t the EWURA apply the same rationale–namely seeking public inputs–before, especially at the time it entered such spurious agreement that saw our country being turned into El Dorado; and since when did the powers that be seek public views on anything?

Thirdly, why’s the EWURA advertised its appeal on public media but not government gazette; if, indeed, it’s serious so as to be taken seriously?

Fourth, is the EWURA ready to make public the contracts our homemade criminals entered with the IPTL first so that we can see what’s in there in order to be well versed with the goings-on? Who’s fooling whom so as to take him or her for a ride easily?

Fifth, is the EWURA ready to divulge the names of the culprits who entered the agreements; and those who benefitted from the deal therefrom?

Sixth, how far sure are we that our inputs will be accommodated; not to mention being used to the letter?

Seventh, is the EWURA ready to sponsor the motion of amending the laws governing contracts so that the hoi polloi can put their inputs?

Eighth, what’s government’s position in this vis-à-vis punishing the culprits of who many are still in public services illegally thanks to being connected or bashited?

Ninth, is the EWURA ready to prosecute the culprits so that we can evidence justice being delivered? Under which law’s the EWURA seeking hoi polloi’s inputs?

Tenth, is the EWURA seeking to involve the general public in this criminality; and why now not then when the deal was done and dusted by a few criminals who have since gone Scott free? Will the general public allow itself to be hoodwinked; and being taken for a ride for its obvious peril?

Demonstrably, there’s something fishy in this new and impromptu mercy that the EWURA seeks to display. I’d candidly say that before seeking our inputs, the EWURA must do the following:

First, look the culprits in the face–be they small or big–and thereby duly punish them so as to convince the hoi polloi that such delinquency won’t be replicated apart from sending a clear and strong signal to those still at large contemplating to replicate the same.

Second, amend the laws governing the current contract before issuing such a gobbledygook appeal so that we can efficiently tackle the problems.

Thirdly, prosecute the culprits so that they can receive their rewards according to the law and logic.

Lastly, retrieve all spoils such as monies, cars, houses, land, and other property made out of the scam.

Source: The Citizen Wednesday today. Wednesday, 14 June 2017

 

Kijiwe Kupeleka Maazimio Yake Ewuuura

Baada ya kuzinyaka kuwa kuna zengwe la kutaka kuwashirikisha wachovu kwenye wizi mwingine chini ya ujambazi wa IpTL, kijiwe kimekaa kama kamati ya uokozi ili kutoa mwelekeo wa namna ya kuzuia na kukomesha wizi huu donda ndugu.Msomi Mkatatamaa analiamsha dude kwa kufichua kile alichodurusu kwenye gazeti fulani ambalo leo hatutaji jina. Anasema “wasomi wanakijiwe, nimeinyaka kuwa mamlaka ya ulaji wa angani, ardhini na majini ina mpango mchafu wa kutaka kutuhusisha kwenye jinai yake ya kuendelea kubariki wizi wa IpTL.” Anatoa gazeti na kuliweka mezani na kuendelea “hebu angalieni wanavyodai tutoe maoni yetu kabla hawajaruhusu wizi huu kuendelea kama njia ya collective consent au uhusika wa umma katika kuhalalisha haramu hii donda ndugu. Sijui hawa wezi wanataka kutumia sheria gani wakati kila kitu kiko wazi kuwa IpTL ni jipu ambalo rais Kanywaji anapaswa kulitumbua haraka. Hata sijui kwanini amekuwa mwepesi wa kutumbua majipu mengine kuanzia Bandarini, Uwanja wa ndege, Madini na kwingineko lakini anaigwaya IpTL utadhani nayo ni Bashite!”

“Kweli hapa kazi tu na ipo kazi kweli kweli! Yaani baada ya kulala kitanda kimoja miaka yote hii wakifanya ufuska wao wametuchoka kiasi hiki hadi kutaka tubariki haramu hii! Wallahi mie simo na kama nimo basi nitatibua dili zima. Nadhani hapa dokta Kanywaji anatanivumilia kusema kuwa hili ni jipu lake analopaswa kulitumbua. Kama akishindwa ajue amejitibulia vibaya sana. Maana alisema hataogopa wala kumuonea mtu. Je inakuwaje anaendelea kufumbia macho ujambazi huu wa wazi?” anachomekea Kapende huku akitafuna meno na kusonya kwa hasira.

Kabla ya kuendelea kudema Mpemba anampoka mic “yakhe nami nkubaliana nawe. Yanini walete hii kitu leo wakati wamekuwa wakitutafuna pamoja bila kujali? Je haya mapenzi yantoka wapi au wantakaendelea tuchafua na kutuibia kama kwamba sie ni hamnazo kama wao waliojilegeza na kuachia kula kitu utadhani vyangu au hamnaazo? Kula mmeisha kula eti mnataka tutoe mawazo wakati mnaosha vyombo; ile iweje?”

Mipawa hajivungi. Anakwanyua mic “kwanini sasa na si nyuma na mbona huko nyuma hawakuwa hivi? Kwanini wametangaza upuuzi huu kwenye gazeti binafsi kana kwamba government gazette haipo? Hapa lazima kuna namna na si ndogo wallahi. Napendekeza, tusipinge tu. Mnaonaje tukaamua kwenda huko huko Ewuuura tukawape maazimio ambayo shurti leo tuyafikie na kupanga siku ya kuwapelekea?”

“Wazo lako la mbolea sana. Kama wanataka kutugeuza rubber stamp, acha tuwaendee huko huko. Tukifika tunahakikisha tunaandamana na waandishi wa habari ili warushe tendo hili takatifu na la ukombozi wa kaya. Tukishatoka huko, tunapeleka nakala ya maazimio yetu kwa rahis ili naye ajue tunavyopanga kuikomboa kaya yetu toka kwenye mikoni michafu ya majambazi wa kiuchumi wanaotaka kututumia kubariki ufuska wao; au vipi?” anachangia Mijjinga huku akibofya kisimu chake cha Sumsung 10.

Kanji anakwapua mic “veve dugu yangu asema jambo juri sana. Mimi iko nyuma yako na takwenda bele kama naamua kwenda toa hii azimio kwa wuura. Tena nakubali ile nasema kuva hii sasa natia vidole sisi. Kama nataka tenda haki kwanini nagoja muda refu sana? Kwanini napandisa bei ya umeme kila muaka nasi vachowu natobolewa kila siku?”

“Kanji hemu eeza vizuri tikueeewe. Natoboewa wapi na nani na kwanini? Na kwanini uwe nyuma yake ii ufanye nini? Nadhani hapa kia kitu chapaswa kuwa mbee kwa mbee.” Anajibu Mgoshi huku akimpa kikombe muuza kahawa ammwagie kahawa.

Kanji anacheka na kumtazama Mgoshi na kujibu “sasa kwanini tukana mimi. Kama veve hapana elewa ile nasema vatu vote kwanini nataka changia nini?”

Baada ya kuona utani unaanza kupoteza mada, Sofia Lion aka Kanungaembe anakatua mic “jamani acheni utani kwenye mambo nyeti. Nadhani alichomaanisha Kanji ni kuwa kaya yetu imekuwa ikichezewa na hawa wezi kiasi cha kugeuka shamba la bibi kama siyo kichwa cha chizi. Ni simpo hivi.”

Mheshimiwa Bwege aliyekuwa kimya muda mrefu anaamua kula mic “nataka niwe mkweli. Ninachoona hapa ni ukweli kuwa hawa jamaa kuwa wanaliwa kwa muda mrefu kwa kupewa vijisenti kidogo, wanataka na wananchi waingizwe kwenye ulaji huu wa kipuuzi. Nakubaliana na wanaohoji ni kwanini rahis Kanywaji ameshikwa na kigugumizi kuhusiana na kadhia hii ambayo iko wapi kuwa tunapigwa kiasi cha wachovu kulanguliwa umeme na kufanya maisha yawe aghali bila sababu tokana na ujambazi huu wa IpTL. Suluhu ya tatizo hili ni simpo. Kamata akina Rugemalayer, gabacholi Singasinga na akina Njaa Kaya na Ben Makapi walioingiza ujambazi huu wa nchana au vipi? Taifisha mali zote walizopata na kuwanyonga ili kupumzisha mzimu wa hujuma hii kwa kaya. Simpo.”

Kijiwe kikiwa ndiyo kinachanganya si lakapita shangingi la Rugemalayer! Kwa vile tulikuwa na usongo, tulinkamata na kumfanyia kitu mbaya ambacho si vizuri kutaja hapa tokana na kuheshimu maadili. Hata hivyo, “mimba” yake karibuni itazaliwa ili kuwa mwanzo wa mwisho wa kashfa ya ufuska wa IpTL.

Chanzo: Tanzania Daima Jumatano kesho

Tuesday, 13 June 2017