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September 21, 2017

Corridors of power

Moses Kuria Columnist.
Moses Kuria Columnist.

DID some senior MPs warn others against visiting their counterpart Moses Kuria at the Pangani police station and show solidarity? Our moles insist that the two Majority leaders, Aden Duale and Kipchumba Murkomen, could have asked MPs not to visit Kuria, who was yesterday charged with incitement to violence. Others claim that two MPs from Mt Kenya, Kanini Kega and Kimani Ichung’wa, were also asking MPs not to go to the station. The two are said to be seeking to wrestle Kuria in the ongoing supremacy battle in Central Kenya to take over from President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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WHILE a majority of NASA members may have made good their threat to boycott the official opening of Parliament by President Uhuru Kenyatta, one member from an affiliate party from Nyanza was present in the House. The first-time MP sat on the backbenches and pensively followed the President’s address and could be seen deliberately avoiding the cameras when leaving the House. Did the opposition fail to rally troops properly to avoid such embarrassing scenarios that put to question the commitment of some members to the opposition cause? Well, the ‘wayward MP,n when reached by Corridors, promised to cohabit more with Jubilee if that is what will deliver development to his people. “The opposition has nothing to offer, I fought my way here and nobody should dictate my terms of reference,” he said.

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DOES the National Cohesion and Integration Commission fear to separately deal with Jubilee hate mongers? This is the question some civil society members and other Kenyans are seeking answers to from the Francis Kaparo-led NCIC. They are wondering why the NCIC has been showing laxness whenever a Jubilee politician utters hate speech and only swings into action after an opposition politician also makes inflammatory utterances. They are asking why Kaparo directed police to arrest former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama on Monday, over his Saturday alleged inflammatory sentiments, together with Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria. They argue Kuria instigated hate speech a week ago, but Kaparo swung into full action within hours of Muthama’s utterances.

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DURING the NASA Presidential petition at the Supreme Court, they demanded the GPRS for KIEMS kits as part of the election rigging evidence. IEBC honchos refused to give the Supreme Court the GPRS information, which amounts to contempt of court: Corridors wonders why.

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MIGUNA Miguna is a man who needs no introduction. When senior counsel Otiende Amollo praised him on Twitter, saying “I love his non fearless approach,” he replied, “There is a typo in your tweet: ‘non fearless’ means fearful.”







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