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POLITICAL GOSSIP

Corridors of power

In Summary

•A Cabinet Secretary has panicked following reports that his ministry will be the DCI's next stop

•An MCA who also served as a councillor in the defunct Nairobi City Council is a marked man

Director of Criminal investigations George Kinoti in his office at DCI headquarters during an interview
Director of Criminal investigations George Kinoti in his office at DCI headquarters during an interview. Director of Criminal investigations George Kinoti in his office at DCI headquarters during an interview
Image: /MONICA MWANGI

A Cabinet Secretary has panicked following reports that his ministry will be the DCI's next stop. Of interest is a multibillion-shilling project under the giant ministry. The CS, who has been claiming to be clean in the ongoing graft war, has scaled back on his activities. Since news of the imminent investigation, he's been going to the office as late as 10am. We are told that the CS has also cut down his entourage and now drives himself around with only one bodyguard.  

An MCA who also served as a councillor in the defunct Nairobi City Council is a marked man. A mole has whispered that the man no longer visits his ward after some residents threatened to lynch him. Last month the man was whisked away by police from irate youths who were baying for his blood. The MCA is said to have disappeared with more than Sh500, 000 donated in a recent fundraiser to support a local football club. The youths have been looking for him and last week camped outside City Hall waiting for him.

That Tangatanga is on the move is no longer news. What is puzzling is the courage that DP William Ruto's supporters have developed. "Gloves are off and there is no turning back." These are the words that two Jubilee MPs allied to the DP were overheard saying in Parliament corridors before bursting out in laughter. The MPs spoke in hushed tones for about five minutes before shaking hands and hugging each other. Their sentiments could mean they are all set to fight tooth and nail to ensure the DP occupies the House on the Hill.

An MP from Nyanza was last week overheard boasting that they are now firmly in government. The second-term MP said despite the region boycotting the 2017 repeat presidential election, they now have the President’s ear. He said they can now walk freely to State House and engage the Head of State on matters development.