Corridors of Power
Someone pretending to be Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth has gone ahead to create a Facebook account with his name. The individual has posted an update saying the Planning assistant minister will be in the Murang'a gubernatorial race, something the MP categorically denies. Yesterday Kenneth was forced to issue an alert about the fake account and restated that he will not run for any Murang'a county seat. He is running for President.
A first-time MP from Central had his highest moment in Parliament turned into despair on Thursday. He had spent the entire Wednesday night buying drinks for fellow MPs after they amended the Election Act to delete the provision for degree requirement for all positions in the 2013 general election. His joy turned into anger and despair when the tide changed and and the amendment was deleted. The MP, who has once survived an election petition, was spotted in Parliament on Thursday trying hard to lobby and canvass the MPs to reject the amendment brought by Transport Minister Amos Kimunya.
An ODM assistant minister from Western Kenya surprised his colleagues on Thursday when he asked them for directions to the Office of the Government Chief Whip in Parliament. His colleagues were taken aback to learn that the man, after four and a half years in Parliament, does not even know where the Chief Whip's office is!
Brian Weke was totally in Narc Kenya which sponsored him for the Kamukunji by-election which he lost to Yusuf Hassan. Weke was at the weekend spotted at the rebranding of Eugene Wamalwa's New Ford Kenya where he said Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua is alone in her statement that her party will go it alone in the coming elections. The question: Is Weke thinking of ditching the flower party for the rebranded New Ford Kenya?