Who is doing what and where in the world of politics
A section of opposition MPs are a much happier lot. Reason? A once-adamant Deputy
President William Ruto’s recent admission that millions in taxpayers’ money were lost in the National Youth Service is justifiable reason for the Jubilee Party to be removed from power next year. The legislators are delighted by the ongoing war of words between Ruto and former Devolution CS Anne Waiguru over the NYS scandal. Corridors is told the MPs were overheard blaming Ruto for too strongly defending Waiguru over the Sh1.6 billion scam and his onslaught against Cord leader Raila Odinga (pictured), whom the DP termed a propagandist. The MPs are keen to use Ruto’s admission and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s self-confessed failure to curb graft to gain political mileage for the opposition to win at the forthcoming general election.
AN explosive internal audit report at City Hall has stoked fears among employees of the capital city county. Several county staffers said to be unable to explain their massive expenditures have gone into panic mode. The high voltage financial report has raised a lot of audit queries touching on unsupported imprests. However, it’s said a good number of county executives and chief officers who were unable to account for un-surrendered imprests totaling in the hundreds of thousands of shillings have quietly started paying back the money. One executive who was reportedly finding it hard to pay back Sh700,000 of un-surrendered imprests that has been demanded is said to have cleared the entire amount last week. This has raised suspicion, with those in the know asking where, exactly, did the CEC get the lump-sum amount that he has paid in one fell swoop.
IS the ground growing hostile for one wealthy senator campaigning to become governor? He is best known for inviting locals to eat white rice at his home. But now even those locals have stopped going there for the delicacy. Some villagers complain they developed diarrhoea after eating rice that was not washed properly before cooking. Recently, the senator visited the turf of the incumbent governor and was roundly heckled by residents. Those close to him have asked him to abandon his ill-thoughtout bid and support the governor for his second and last term.
WORD has it that a senior administrative officer at City Hall has been fighting officers in the Parking department because they have refused to extort from motorists and get him cash on a daily basis. The officer is said to have suspended a senior officer in the Parking department after he streamlined operations.