Corridors of Power
Have some officials at the judiciary failed to recognise Willy Mutunga as the Chief Justice? During yesterday’s visit to the Supreme Court, where PM Raila Odinga met the CJ, Corridors observed that the board that bears names of the individuals who have served the exalted office still names Evans Gicheru as the CJ, a year since he left office. The board bears the names of judges who have served as CJ since 1954. Even with the great work Mutunga has done in reforming the judiciary it seems his arrival has gone unnoticed by those who are supposed to enter him in the institution's roll of fame.
Residents of Nyayo estate in Embakasi are up in arms over the rampant water shortage. Reason? Some unscrupulous persons in the estate's management have conspired with cartels that sell water in the area. The managers close taps to create an artificial shortage although Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company has not announced any rationing programme. The residents are forced to buy water at Sh40 per 20 litre jerrican. Our mole tells us that for every jerrican sold, the unscrupulous estate managers get Sh10. The residents now want NWSC to investigate the matter.
President Kibaki’s former security boss Joel Kitili has been named the new Police Chief Armourer after he was kicked out of the Presidential Security Unit following a tiff with First Lady Lucy Kibaki. Kitili joined a string of officers who have left State House after the First Lady found out that the PNU activist Mary Wambui visited Kibaki at his Harambee House office last week. Kitili has been replaced by Deputy Commissioner Mwangi Wanjohi who until Wednesday night was the head of the GSU elite Recce company in Ruiru.
A son of former cabinet minister Odongo "Kaliech" Omamo wants to sue the management of Nation Centre building for damages. He was overheard saying:"I recently had a near fatal accident at Nation Centre due to negligence on the part of PDM, the management company. I intend to exact class action against the management considering the defects in fire exits."