CORRIDORS OF POWER
IS Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko (pictured) backing down on his bid for Nairobi governor in favour of the incumbent Evans Kidero? Well, a source has confided to Corridors that Kidero and Sonko held private talks at the Intercontinental Hotel on Tuesday in what was seen as a cozy move to have them work together in next year’s polls. Sonko, accompanied by former Kamukunji MP Simon Mbugua and close allies, is said to have reached out to Kidero to first mend fences with him with an assurance that the Governor, if reelected in 2017, will support him latter at the 2022 General election. Whether the flamboyant senator is keen in jumping ship from the Jubilee Party to Raila Odinga’s ODM remains to be seen.
WORD has it that the planned fundraising organised in Embakasi East for 7 SDA churches last week flopped. The event had been organised by Deputy President William Ruto’s, people who wanted to popularize the Jubilee Party in the area. However, residents and SDA church leaders reported to have skipped the event. Only a handful of people are said to have attended the meeting and that the organizers were severely embarrassed by the church leaders. It is said youths were hired and ferried in on 10 buses to attend the fundraising so that the DP and other Jubilee leaders were not too horribly embarrassed.
IS the once-outspoken and renowned former Bumula MP Bifwoli Wakoli keen on seeking reelection, come 2017? Corridors is told Wakoli, who currently holds a parastatal position, is keen to oust the incumbent Boniface Otsiula for failing to deliver on his 2013 manifesto. Our mole told Corridors Wakoli has bowed to remorseful constituents’ plea to defend his seat again, because Otsiula has allegedly failed in ensuring impassible roads are improved, among other projects. It is said Wakoli has deployed his key campaigners across the constituency to popularise him anew, as he waits to resign and officially declare his interest in the seat. Corridors is also told Wakoli will announce the party he will vie on, but not JP, despite being employed by its principals after losing both the Bumula and Bungoma senatorial by-elections in 2013.
A senior government official from the Rift Valley region has allegedly divorced her husband in favour of a city scribe. ‘Dolly,’ as she is known by her peers, moved in last week with her new love on the upmarket Lavington estate. The ‘sponsee’ was tipped for a Cabinet slot in 2015. The scribe, who recently acquired a state-ofthe-art Range Rover, has often been mentioned in the many Jubilee government scandals. His sidekick has acquired a sleek new Mercedes Benz S-class.
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