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September 24, 2018

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ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna
ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna

Is ODM secretary-general Edwin Sifuna digging his own grave or has he abandoned his political ambition for an elective seat in western Kenya? The abrasive lawyer who lost in ODM primaries for Kanduyi constituency in 2017 polls before switching to Nairobi and losing the senatorial seat has been annoying quite a few people with his sharp tongue. Word has it that his continued attacks to the region's elected leaders is offending some residents who accuse him of being disrespectful. On Sunday in Busia, for instance, he termed western leaders as disunited individuals who only unite in funerals and residents should not bank on the region's two kingpins — ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetang'ula.  It did not go down well with many residents who vented their rage in vernacular radio stations.

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A senior official in a paratstal in the Ministry of Tourism has become wealthy overnight. The man who was employed recently in the finance department has bought three plush homes within Nairobi county. He has also captured the attention of many as he flashes money in night clubs. Yet the man is said to have been employed in unclear circumstances according to those in the know because the position requires a Masters’ degree in finance and at least ten years’ experience. He only has a first degree in business administration and CPA-K. Someone tell him before investigators catch up with him!

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Last week, a team of elders calling themselves members of Meru's Njuri Ncheke paid a courtesy call on Kericho governor Paul Chepkwony. The statement that came from the office of the governor was that they had agreed "to solidly stand behind the Jubilee government and its development agenda". But when the same team visited Baringo senator Gideon Moi, they promised to support him. Since the elders toured the region, a debate has been raging on social media platforms with speculators trying to connect what could be going on behind the scenes between Gideon and Chepkwony. Gideon, the son of former president Daniel Moi, has announced that he will run for President in the 2022 election, for which Deputy President William Ruto is working round the clock. 

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