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September 20, 2018

Corridors of Power

Opiyo Otondi after his Installation as Ker at Awendo - Sony Grounds Migori County in October 2010. PHOTO/JUSTUS OCHIENG
Opiyo Otondi after his Installation as Ker at Awendo - Sony Grounds Migori County in October 2010. PHOTO/JUSTUS OCHIENG

Some members of the Luo community are concerned with the latest trend by their Council of Elders led by Willis Otondi. They claim they are serving the interests of the political elite and not the community's. Yesterday, the elders dismissed Miguna Miguna's tribulations at the JKIA as cheap sideshows, something that has not gone down well with the community. An MP from Homa Bay was heard telling colleagues that the Luo community has no elders and wondered "since when have you seen elders clad in khaki trousers and eating chips and kuku (chicken) in a high-end hotel?" 

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A former Jubilee MP has become a bother at Harambee House Annex. She is said to be looking for a job after losing last year’s polls. She recently visited the office of the DP begging for an appointment, but was stunned after she was told off for sabotaging a deal struck before the elections. The DP had asked her to support her rival during the Jubilee primaries. She agreed but changed her mind 48 hours later and declared she would go for the nominations. After winning the nominations she lost at the ballot to an independent candidate whom the DP had predicted to have been the strongest. Would she land a job even after giving the independent candidate sleepless nights during campaigns? Well, time will tell.

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A team of arrogant police officers have pitched camp at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development flyover along Thika Superhighway. They are targetting matatus for extortion, sources tell Corridors. The officers arrest touts every morning during weekdays, despite having all the required documents, allegedly. The officers in civilian clothes reportedly operate with impunity, bullying and intimidating motorists. They claim to be politically correct. Well, we thought Vigilance House should know.

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 The dramatic standoff between the government and self-proclaimed NRM General Miguna Miguna over his entry into the country has not only seen Opposition and Jubilee members sympathise with him, but also blame each other for being behind his woes. Word has it that some Jubilee MPs’ dalliance with ODM after the famous Raila-Uhuru handshake is responsible for the hard times that have befallen the vocal lawyer and NASA activist. It is said the Jubilee members sympathised with Raila for attempting to rescue Miguna in vain on Monday night at the JKIA. The lawmakers wondered why Raila, who was the target of Miguna's severest criticism after the handshake with Uhuru, should be standing with him as he fights for his freedom. 

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Well, according to a former political prisoner, Miguna is just enjoying the political limelight.

 

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