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Corridors of Power

For how long will systems at Treasury's pension claims department be down?

In Summary

•Senior citizens, some of whom have been following up on their claims for years, including retired teachers, are frustrated.

•A group of Jubilee MPs to counter Deputy President William Ruto. The group has lined up political activities every weekend, during which they have planned to continue the anti-Ruto agenda

Treasury CS Henry Rotich.
Treasury CS Henry Rotich.
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FOR how long will systems at Treasury's pension claims department be down? The machines have not been working for more than a month, with insiders saying they won't be back up until after two weeks. Nothing is, therefore, going on. Senior citizens, some of whom have been following up on their claims for years, including retired teachers, are frustrated. Many are asking if Treasury CS Henry Rotich and PS Kamau Thugge are aware of the situation. And if they are, why would they allow such an inconvenience? And why would staffers report to work whereas nothing is happening in the departments?  

IS President Uhuru Kenyatta's warning that politicians should desist from early 2022 campaigns falling on deaf ears? Well, it could be true as suspected in the wake of a plan by a group of Jubilee MPs to counter Deputy President William Ruto. The group has lined up political activities every weekend during which they have planned to continue the anti-Ruto agenda. A member of the team intimated to Corridors that their harshest of criticism is yet to be felt by those associated with the famed ‘Tangatanga’ movement. The DP’s critics say they will use any gathering ‘to tell Kenyans the truth’.

A first-term MP from a county in Western is the talk of the town, for the wrong reasons. Since being sworn in, the MP has reportedly abandoned his old friends and only talks to a select few. Those in the know say he walks around with a group of girls, whom he takes out in turns for his escapades. His old friends have complained that whenever they call him, different women pick his phone and answer back; "Mwesh is busy! What can I tell him when he comes?” It is said that the man has even abandoned his wife for the women. Some of his friends have vowed never to call him.

HAVE politicians from Mt Kenya been warned against publicly supporting Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 presidential bid? Some MPs from the region were last week overheard murmuring in Parliament about the orders they allegedly received from an influential businessman from the region. The said trader has been bankrolling a number of politicians gunning for seats. But the irked legislators were categorical they wouldn’t allow a group of conmen to interfere with their right to support the DP.