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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Corridors of power

ODM PARTY LEADER: Raila Odinga
ODM PARTY LEADER: Raila Odinga

DID NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga parade a genuine IT expert when addressing the nation over the rigging claims on Wednesday? Kenyans, and especially a mole privy to Corridors’ interest, doubted his professionalism. The mole described the austere guy as a “hacker” who allegedly studied Veterinary Science. The question our mole is posing is, “did the Opposition front a fake IT expert to verify their claims that the IEBC database was infiltrated to allow rigging of the election?”

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PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta’s surprising inroads in Western seem to have shook NASA co-principal and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula to the bone. Word has it that Wetang’ula’s missing-in-action no shows during crucial post-election press conferences by his fellow co-principals was raising eyebrows among many. However, our mole tells Corridors the senator was camping in Bungoma to ensure that the governor seat he lost to to New Ford Kenya’s candidate Kenneth Lusaka in 2013 is not snatched from him. It is said Wetang’ula monitored the tally hampered by delays to ensure that his Ford Kenya governor candidate Wycliffe Wangamati, who was trailing Lusaka, was announced the winner.

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THE outgoing Nyeri County Government led by Governor Samuel Wamathai could face the wrath of the electorate over embezzlement of public funds. It is said that once the new county leadership is formed, a team will be constituted to scrutinise a series of Auditor General and Controller of Budget reports to recover funds misused through ghost projects. The mole disclosed to us that there are 113 plots of land that cannot be accounted for. The team will look into gross purchases of goods and services. Word has it that proper probes will be conducted procedurally, irrespective of the positions of the county officials.

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PANIC has gripped many civil servants after a directive from Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua that they report to work without delay, following the end of Tuesday’s General Election. Some of the government employees were seen struggling to board matatus from upcountry ahead of today’s roll call by the state as transport operators hiked prices to cash in on the rush. It remains unclear if they will be able to manage the 8am reporting time as they stare at unspecified drastic action.

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AN impostor branding himself ‘Otieno Kajwang Junior’ has taken social media by storm, trying to convince Kenyans that NASA lost the presidential contest due to what he termed confused and disorganised strategy. The individual, whose message circulated on various WhatsApp groups, congratulated President Uhuru Kenyatta for his reelection and urged him to embark on uniting the nation.

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