COR­RI­DORS OF POWER

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THAT some MPs can go out of their way to amuse Kenyans is in no doubt. Kakamega

Se­na­tor Boni Khal­wale, aka, the Bull­fighter, caused up­roar in the House when he asked

Nom­i­nated Se­na­tor Zip­po­rah Kit­tony to “walk the cat­walk” in the Cham­ber, per­haps bor­row­ing from Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto’s crude ref­er­ence to ex-Devo­lu­tion CS Anne Waig­uru strut­ting around as cor­rup­tion al­le­ga­tions fill the air. Khal­wale, known for his light jokes, said Kit­tony was beau­ti­ful and smartly dressed enough to qual­ify for “walk­ing the cat­walk” to en­ter­tain col­leagues in the House. How­ever, fe­male sen­a­tors tore into the Bull­fighter, re­mind­ing him that the House is a place for qual­ity de­bates

SIRISIA leg­is­la­tor and and ODM renegade

John Waluke is not minc­ing his words in re­sponse to the threats by the party to ex­pel him and det­o­nate a by-elec­tion. He says he is not scared in any way. The re­tired Ma­jor Gen­eral was all smiles yes­ter­day in Par­lia­ment, main­tain­ing he has no in­ten­tion to ap­peal against the de­ci­sion by the ODM Na­tional Gov­ern­ing Coun­cil to ex­pel him. He said the ground was still for him and that at no time will he lose re­elec­tion in Sirisia con­stituency just be­cause he won’t run on the ODM ticket. “I am in Ju­bilee to stay. I am ready for a by-elec­tion and I am telling ODM leader Raila Odinga to bring it on,” Walukhe said. Cor­ri­dors un­der­stands Waluke went to

DP Wil­liam Ruto’s Haram­bee An­nex of­fice. Af­ter­wards, Waluke said, “ODM can go dry up.”

A man­ager at East African Port­land Ce­ment Com­pany is frus­trated af­ter she was trans­ferred to a non-ex­is­tent po­si­tion for de­clin­ing sex­ual ad­vances from her boss. The woman was re­moved from her of­fice af­ter she protested an in­ci­dent in which the randy man groped and tried to kiss her. Mem­bers of the Board she has ap­proached have all adopted a see-no-evil, hear-no-evil ap­proach and in­stead want to bury the mat­ter.

JUST who owns this club in Mil­i­mani? De­spite a court or­der clos­ing the club for noise pol­lu­tion is­sued in Au­gust this year, the pro­pri­etors of the up­mar­ket en­ter­tain­ment joint have made fre­quent vis­its to County Hall, seek­ing the in­ter­ven­tion of the pow­ers-that-be. They want clear­ance to con­tinue pol­lut­ing the en­vi­ron­ment, to the cha­grin of res­i­dents. The issue of whether to al­low the club to make noise within the Mil­i­mani neigh­bour­hood has split City Hall right down the mid­dle, with one fac­tion said to be push­ing a se­nior county in­spec­tor to write a fa­vor­able re­port. The other group has tried com­pelling an ex­ec­u­tive to cir­cum­vent the law.

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