Corridors of Power
One of the security aides of a top aspirant for the presidential seat has antagonised many of the aspirant's handlers because of his overbearing manner. The man does not seem to remember that his core business is to keep his charge safe and instead has opted to go out of his way to impede anyone who wants to access the aspirant. The man has been overheard to tell anyone who dares complain that nothing will be done as the aspirant cannot do without his services. It seems the politician is cautious about letting the man go due to a confidential dossier the security aide has collected on him over the years.
The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission chairman Mumo Matemu and commissioners Prof Jane Kerubo Onsongo and Irene Cheptoo Keino — who were nominated last year but are yet to be sworn into office because of a pending court petition — have been reporting to the Integrity Centre every morning. Corridors is informed that although they are not signing any documents or performing any official work, the trio have been issuing instructions to staff and making use of the EACC property including cars. Some of the staff receiving these instructions and orders are now worried that they may be in contempt of the court which barred the three from taking office until the suit challenging their nomination is cleared. The staff are concerned that if they bring this state of affairs to the court's attention, they may be marked out for retribution.
A former assistant minister is not on talking terms with his college-going son. It seems the man has been propositioning the girls who visit his son at their home and has even gone to the extent of scrolling through his son's cellphone and downloading the numbers of the girls that his son has on his address book. The man would then court a fleeting friendship with the girls before dumping them. Matters came to a head recently when the politician took to spending time at the home of his son's girlfriend. The distraught young man dropped out of college and was only persuaded to return by other family members.