COR­RI­DORS OF POWER

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

JUST what is the mat­ter with one Joseph Nju­guna, the man who filed a pe­ti­tion with the Ju­di­cial Ser­vice Com­mis­sion for the re­moval from of­fice of the Chief Reg­is­trar of the

Ju­di­ciary Anne Amadi (pic­tured)? Well, Cor­ri­dors has it that de­spite end­less re­minders by JSC

Reg­is­trar Fri­dah Mokaya, the man has gone quiet af­ter he al­legedly failed to sub­mit the re­quired ev­i­dence. In­ter­est­ingly, the man can­not even be reached on phone as calls to his phone, whose num­ber he sub­mit­ted to the JSC, do not go through. What is left be­hind is the op­tion of an SMS only. As if noth­ing both­ers him, he is said not to re­spond to the JSC’s text mes­sages! The man filed the pe­ti­tion last month, but the com­mis­sion has not been able to pro­ceed be­cause he has not been able to pro­vided the re­quired in­for­ma­tion on which the pe­ti­tion is an­chored. COR­RI­DORS of Power won­ders why Deputy

Pres­i­dent William Ruto, on all the Ju­bilee Party bill­boards, faces away from the camera, while

Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta faces the camera and ev­ery viewer. What hap­pened here? Was it in­ten­tional on Ruto’s han­dlers’ part? Or is it in­tri­cate pro­to­col? Per­haps it has a hid­den mean­ing/agenda - for in­stance, to hide Ruto’s face?

ARE four gov­er­nors in Nyanza shop­ping for a new po­lit­i­cal party? Well, sources whis­per to Cor­ri­dors that the four, who were elected on the ODM ticket, have se­cretly ac­quired cer­tifi­cates from a lit­tle-known po­lit­i­cal out­fit. One of the said gov­er­nors faces a wealthy busi­ness­man and a sit­ting MP. It’s not clear when they want to come out in the open and de­clare their in­ten­tions. How­ever, the new law will pre­vent the four from switch­ing camp af­ter nominations. For the time be­ing, how­ever, they seem to be pray­ing for di­rect nominations.

city lawyer some­times dis­mis­sively re­ferred to by his peers as Kenya’s ul­ti­mate bal­loon of van­ity in legal cir­cles has, it may seem, fallen on hard times. The man, ac­cord­ing to our moles, has also fallen foul of the au­thor­i­ties in whose mighty name he would from time to time in­tim­i­date oth­ers. Lately, the learned friend has been beat­ing his wife sense­less. The wife, tired of be­ing a ver­i­ta­ble punch­ing bag, filed for di­vorce, which our lit­tle bird con­firms is about to be granted.

PO­LIT­I­CAL GOS­SIP Who is do­ing what and where in the world of pol­i­tics

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