Corridors of Power
HAVE President Uhuru Kenyatta (pictured) and Deputy President William Ruto thrown in a Cabinet slot to the crowded field of Jubilee aspirants for Nairobi governor? Insiders claim the slot is meant to bring the aspirants to the negotiating table and avoid a fallout. We are told the hopefuls have been asked to sit down and agree on how to share out the Senate seat, Governor, Deputy Governor and the Cabinet slot. The aspirants, who are supposed to share out the positions, include Nominated MP Johnson Sakaja, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru and Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru. Though the four can take up the positions offered, we are told Sonko has been insisting they go to the primaries next year, instead of making boardroom decisions.
JUST what has been going on at the Jubilee Party headquarters in Pangani, Nairobi? Our moles say there could be some sensitive data operation going on related to the 2017 campaigns that led to some thugs attempting to break in a week ago. We are told a man approached the gate of the heavily guarded premises, claiming there was someone after him. Another man joined him and they started arguing, prompting the police officers guarding the building to shoot in the air. The two men ran off towards the highway, where the guards are said to have spotted another larger group and a number of vehicles. Our moles say the party suspects the alleged thugs may have been targeting computers.
DID a senior Judiciary official advise the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Selection Panel to proceed and hurriedly finish the process of picking new officials before December 16? A little bird whispers to Corridors the official urged the team to finish the process by then, before a decision that might affect the activity was reached. The court’s decision would then be overtaken by events. The Selection Panel was forced to readvertise the position of chairperson after numerous complaints about the candidates. Interestingly, during last week’s interview session, the panel announced it is working hard to ensure President Uhuru Kenyatta gets its nominees before Christmas.
A lawyer embroiled in a land ownership wrangle is working overtime to have the case stalled after investigators established he presented forged ownership documents. The man, who claims to have a letter of administration from a deceased owner, had been summoned by the DCI after document examiners revealed the signatures on the documents were forged.
SOURCE: The Star