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Director in ODM secretariat panics over restructuring

Senior director could be sacked and replaced by an influential national figure

In Summary
  • A senior director at Orange House has panicked about impending restructuring of the Secretariat to clean up the party.
  • A senior government official appears to have a  a conflict of interest involving a disputed parcel of land in Nairob's Roysambu area.
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga
CONGRATULATIONS: Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga
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A senior director at Chungwa House has panicked over the impending restructuring of the secretariat in a sweeping housecleaning. The official, who has previously clashed with some MPs, now faces the sack and financial oblivion. The official has been boasting that he is untouchable though many have questioned his competence in the critical docket. Reports indicate that he could be fired after all as ODM chief Raila Odinga (pictured) moves to clean up his party ahead of 2022. The secretariat is among those organs lined up for massive restructuring. Raila is said to be ready to tap an influential national figure to head the department.

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Does a senior government official have a conflict of interest involving a disputed parcel of land in Nairobi's Roysambu area? Corridors of Power has been informed  the battle for ownership of the land involves powerful forces. There are reports these forces could have hijacked the work of a parliamentary committee, thus influencing a recommendation to eject security forces stationed there. Our small bird has confided that the land has attracted a lot of interest from the powers that be who want the KDF soldiers ejected so the land can be subdivided. This matter is expected to blow up as powerful individuals push to outdo each other to legitimise their ownership documents.

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A nasty business rivalry has erupted at a third-tier financial institution that threatens to sink the lender in the coming months if authorities do not intervene. The directors, who are said to have had a falling-out in the recent past over some investment plans, are now headed to court. The biggest threat of their wars could be to the millions of shillings invested by ordinary people in the financial institution. Corridors of Power understands that one of the directors is threatening to go public and trigger massive withdrawals by investors in what could sink the lender. Efforts by some regulators to deal with the matter behind the scenes have kicked off in earnest to avert the fall of yet another lender in less than five years.

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A Rift Valley lawmaker has made jaws drop after he acquired on of the world's most prestigious and expensive sport utility vehicles. The man from a hardship area was known to live a modest life with no indication of such massive wealth that could buy such a surprise. However, the MP recently bought a G-Wagon and now joins the likes of President Uhuru Kenyatta who is among the few Kenyans with such a ride. It is not clear how the MP came by his windfall that has transformed his social status.