COR­RI­DORS OF POWER

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PO­LIT­I­CAL GOS­SIP

Who is do­ing what and where in the world of pol­i­tics

RI­VALS of former Devo­lu­tion CS Anne Waig­uru (pic­tured) in Kirinyaga are in cel­e­bra­tory mood af­ter Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto told her off just days af­ter she linked his of­fice to the NYS scan­dal. A key cam­paigner for one of her ri­vals told Cor­ri­dors they are very happy with that de­vel­op­ment, as they can use it against her. Their plan is to por­tray her as against Ruto and most likely fight his bid for Pres­i­dent in 2022. This, they are hop­ing, will make vot­ers think Waig­uru is also against Pres­i­dent Uhuru

Keny­atta – thus au­to­mat­i­cally mas­sively deny­ing her votes.

A Ju­bilee sen­a­tor as­pi­rant from Nairobi went on a heavy drink­ing spree on Fri­day night, to the ex­tent of in­sult­ing other pa­trons, in­clud­ing friends. The as­pi­rant was heard rant­ing that the Ju­bilee Party is tak­ing hope­fuls for granted af­ter the nam­ing of 61 serv­ing MPs and se­na­tors to lead the cam­paign teams across the coun­try. The as­pi­rant, who is known to drink too much and for brag­ging about how close to the Ju­bilee top hon­chos he is, threat­ened to lead sup­port­ers out of JP if this con­tin­ues. “How can we be led by peo­ple who are not even cam­paign­ing? As as­pi­rants, we have been sell­ing the Ju­bilee Party agenda across the county and then we are given lead­ers who have no in­ter­est. This is un­ac­cept­able,” the as­pi­rant said.

A se­nior of­fi­cer in the Park­ing de­part­ment at City Hall has been sent on com­pul­sory leave, less than a year since he got his job back fol­low­ing be­ing sacked by Gov­er­nor Evans

Kidero for poor per­for­mance. The of­fi­cer is said to have failed to hit the park­ing rev­enue tar­get set by the city boss. Sur­pris­ingly, when a task force was ap­pointed to take charge of the sec­tor, the rev­enue from park­ing al­most dou­bled.

AN ODM leg­is­la­tor from North­ern Kenya, afraid his re­elec­tion won’t hap­pen, has of late made only tech­ni­cal ap­pear­ances in Par­lia­ment. Cor­ri­dors is aware that the wealthy politi­cian, who faces a ca­reer-threat­en­ing on­slaught from a new­comer run­ning on the Ju­bilee Party ticket, has lit­er­ally pitched camp in his con­stituency, meet­ing el­ders ahead of a key de­ci­sion by their coun­cil next month. The el­ders, said to be key in de­cid­ing who the con­stituents vote for, is keen on hav­ing the flam­boy­ant Ju­bilee politi­cian suc­ceed the MP at next year’s polls. The MP, who is also an ODM of­fi­cial, has been run­ning into head­winds with Na­tional As­sem­bly

ma­jor­ity leader Aden Duale. He is also on the spot for hav­ing hosted and ‘treated’ el­ders last week in his ru­ral home, con­trary to the high moral ground set for the el­ders in pick­ing and en­dors­ing po­lit­i­cal hope­fuls. It will be in­ter­est­ing to see whether the el­ders set­tle on the MP or the young and am­bi­tious Ju­bilee strate­gist.

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