Corridors of Power
A UDF party national official was overheard complaining that the DPM Musalia Mudavadi's aides and confidants were sidelining some of the party officials. The man claimed he had travelled to Kisii only to realize he had not been booked in at a hotel where Mudavadi and his entourage were staying. The fact that he had to pay for his own accommodation has so incensed the man that he is now considering lobbying other party officials to deny Mudavadi the party's presidential nomination.
Some unscrupulous person has gone ahead to pirate and post online the new book by Miguna Miguna, Raila Odinga's former advisor on coalition affairs. The social networks are abuzz with this blatant piracy which will deny Miguna and his publisher revenue.
Speculation is growing that President Kibaki's aide-de-camp, Lt Col G.K. Muturi is set to resign in next few weeks to seek an electiveseat in Embu County. Our moles tell us that the man has 'very good prospects' for making his political debut in Embu and that he is being advised not to let the opportunity slip.
Our wily wags are reading there is more than meets the eye about the close association between the secretary general of one of the U parties and a top businesswoman-cum-political operative. According to our wags, the association confirms one thing— that he party is a 'project.' And it seems the tag is hurting the party's presidential hopeful and his cronies who are now considering a total shake-up of its top executive to try and reverse the perception!