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October 19, 2017

Corridors of Power

Adan Duale
Adan Duale

WHAT has happened to the vocal Leader of the majority in Parliament, Aden Duale? The man has conspicuously been missing from many high- profile presidential events and he has not been issuing statements attacking NASA as he has always done. People close to him have whispered to Corridors that the man is worried by the petition filed by Farah Maalim and has decided to talk Maalim out of the petition. Maalim, we are told, wants to quickly conclude discussions with Duale, so that he can launch a fresh fight with Senator Yusuf Haji.

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WHAT happened to NASA MPs’ vow to keep off Parliament until issues surrounding the presidential election are sorted out? Well, our moles have discovered a pattern developed by the opposition legislators of sneaking in to sign the attendance register and later walk out to continue with their parliamentary boycott rhetoric. Some MPs are even signing for their colleagues, who also do the same in the spirit of scratch-my-back-I-scratch-your- back. The MPs, Corridors learnt, are doing everything not to miss eight sittings as they put on a brave face in the streets. Eyes are now on the Speakers of the two Houses - Justin Muturi and Kenneth Lusaka – to give the way forward.

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STILL in the corridors of Parliament, is acting Interior CS Fred Matiang'i applying double standards in holding NASA leaders responsible for the looting and destruction of property by protesters during the nationwide demos? This is a question an agitated ODM legislator was heard seeking answers to, immediately Matiang’i finished issuing a statement yesterday vowing to hold NASA CEO Norman Magaya responsible for looting in Nairobi on grounds he was the one who wrote to police informing them of the coalition's peaceful anti-IEBC demos in the city. The lawmaker particularly wants Matiang'i to tell the country how he is going to hold responsible the rival group, the Nairobi Business Community ringleaders who have not been writing to police regarding their anti-IEBC counter protests, yet their foot soldiers have been marauding everywhere in the city.

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JUST why are Chuka police reluctant to charge a woman for malicious damage of a car? Despite reporting the incident that happened on June 9, 2017, at Chuka police station, the cops have been reluctant to prosecute the suspect, who damaged a Probox, registration number KCJ 531T. The suspect, a US-based woman, has never been arrested for the offence, committed after an arson case currently in court. The cops have asked for and received proof of ownership of the car, but no charges have been preferred yet.

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