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August 21, 2018

Corridors of Power

Deputy President William Ruto meets US President Barack Obama/FILE
Deputy President William Ruto meets US President Barack Obama/FILE

Did a State House official block pictures of Deputy President William Ruto and former US President Barrack Obama during his recent visit from going out to the public. Corridors is authoritatively informed that the official directed the photographers to ensure that all the pictures taken go through him before they are released to the public. They never saw the light of day. According to our moles the official has on a number of occasions blocked speeches and press releases from the DP’s office from being sent out using the State House channels.

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A prominent city lawyer has been accused by a section of parents of making their children feel out of place at one of the city schools. Sources whispered to Corridors that the lawyer makes several trips to the school just to deliver toys to his child when classes are going on. Other kids are envious and so keep nagging their parents to do the same. Now some teachers are asking why Wakili can’t give the toys to his kid when he's home. Some parents have openly protested that the lawyer’s behaviour is unacceptable and he should either shape up or they get their children out of that school. The class teacher is also being accused of singing the lawyer’s hyms which staff from the institution believe is very unprofessional. The lawyer featured prominently during the presidential petition.

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A top ranking state official implicated in the Ruaraka land scandal has assembled a pack of 12 top lawyers who meet in his office every week to review the content. This is after he tried to seek a political avenue to solve the issue in vain. With the matter having been lined up for debate in the Senate, the official is said to be considering flying with his battery of lawyers to a neighbouring country to strategise how to handle the matter before it explodes. Corridors is reliably informed that the official is determined to do everything to change the course of investigation into the multi-billion land saga.

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A city businessman and politician who vied in one of the seventeen constituencies in Nairobi in the August 2017 election is shocked. The man who is fond of withdrawing large sums recently got the shock of his life when he walked into one of the banks to withdraw Sh10 million but was told a government agency had obtained court orders to freeze his accounts. Those in the know say he has over 50 accounts spread in several commercial banks. The man walked out disappointed and has not been spotted in public since that day. How things change.

 

 

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