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(From The Nation (Kenya) - AAGM)
Byline: Peter Mwaura
Theft is theft, even if it's a piece of cake that has been stolen. But you would not want to spend your valuable time stalking a cake thief while somebody else is stealing your cow. Nor would you, if you are a hunter, want to use up your arrows to pin down a porcupine while you could be bagging an antelope. Nor would you use a sledge hammer to kill a fly.
But it is sometimes appropriate to chase the cake thief, use up all your arrows to hunt down small game, or use a sledge hammer to kill a fly. In any of these scenarios, you would be expending much effort and resources for small or doubtful catch. But you would be making a …