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September 19, 2018

Corridors of Power

Lawyer Ken Ogeto
Lawyer Ken Ogeto

SOME high-flying lawyers from Kisii are scheming how to make sure Solicitor General nominee Ken Ogeto sails through vetting. Corridors are aware that influential lawyers from the region met at a high-end club in Karen on Saturday, where they discussed at length the hurdles Ogeto could face and mooted a counter-strategy. During the meeting, the lawyers are said to have agreed to reach out to the political class, especially politicians from Kisii, as part of the wider scheme to push Ogeto through Parliament. Ogeto's nomination has been challenged in court by 'Litigant General' Okiya Omtatah.

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An Opposition governor who faces a petition has panicked. The county chief has moved from his home and decided to stay at a five-star hotel in a busy town within the county as he awaits the ruling. The governor has not been at his rural home or his official county residence for months. It is understood that the governor, who is also suffering from some lifestyle diseases, has been under close watch by his doctors. His blood pressure has been a big issue during the hearing sessions, and he had to be hospitalised a few times as the case was going on. With diabetes taking a toll on him, too, the governor has taken a low profile.

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A woman MP is under siege from her family after she deserted her marital home and decided to put up in Eastlands, Nairobi. The MP, who campaigned together with her husband, has reportedly not been picking up calls from her hubby for about a month, raising speculation that dhow could have landed on ‘greener pastures’. Recently, the hubby camped outside Parliament seeking to speak to her in vain as the MP dodged her way out using a colleague’s car. To further confuse the hubby, the MP is said to have bought a saloon car for her “heralds”.

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A scandal is in the offing at a parastatal in the Housing department after an IT manager reportedly colluded with another senior officer to allocate their ‘Mpango wa Kando’ houses at one of the housing projects in Pangani. Details of the syndicate emerged last week, after the corporation’s CEO received complaint letters from a couple that was shortchanged before the house was allocated to the university students last year. Isn’t this a clear case of conflict of interest?  Well. The EACC is said to be seized of the matter and could soon swing into action to bring the culprits to book. In the meantime, the officers are threatening their accusers with dire consequences.

 

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