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March 21, 2018

Corridors of power

Education CS Fred Matiang'i
Education CS Fred Matiang'i

FORM One selection has triggered a hue and cry from some parents. Some are now bitterly blaming the education ministry headed by Fred Matiang’i. For instance, there are two top girls, both of whom sat their exams in Nairobi. One scored 421 and was called to Asumbi Girls’ High School, a school she did not choose. The other had 401, but was called to Kisumu Girls. “Matiang’i has been saying Form One shall be placed in the schools they chose, provided they have 400. Now they are placing them according to ethnicity,” an angry parent was heard to protest. Maybe the ministry should set the record straight and avoid what appears to be disfranchising the future of the nation.


FORMER Nyamira gubernatorial aspirant Walter Nyambati is a man basking in full glory. The two-term ex-Kitutu Masaba MP is savouring the moment he has been waiting for, as he prepares to run again for the governorship he argues slipped from his fingers narrowly at the August 8 polls. Nyambati believes he is only a heartbeat away from becoming the county chief after a major victory in his petition against Governor John Nyagarama of ODM. The High Court sitting in Nyamira has ordered a recount and scrutiny of votes in at least 90 polling stations, in what Nyambati, who ran on the Jubilee ticket, hopes would unearth the truth behind what he claims was a “bungled election”.



Karen Residents are calling on the Inspector General Joseph Boinnet to protect them from noise made by a helicopter owned by politician Steve Mbogo. Mbogo unsuccessfully contentested the Starehe Parliamentary seat. They say that the use of the helicopter at the wee hours of night & morning is affecting their right to enjoy a 'comfortable night's sleep'


THE construction of illegal kiosks and stalls by the roadsides in Nairobi has reached a climax. Kenyans are asking who is asleep at City Hall? The worst hit are the roads in Eastlands, where hundreds of kiosks have been erected. The once ruthless officials from City Hall’s Inspectorate Department appears to have been punctured, with moles at the County Government whispering to Corridors that they are now “victims of fears of the unknown”. Just last week, a police officer at Buruburu police station turned violent after the kiosk he was putting up along Mumias South Road, just near Prudential Court where Governor Mike Sonko used to live, before relocating, was demolished by unidentified people.

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