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Parastatal chief keen to make a killing before retirement

In Summary

•The MD who is said to be high handed has been accused of forcing several senior employees of the parastatal to award multimillion tenders to his cronies pending his retirement.

•The employees fear the EACC and DCI will come for them and have appealed to Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua to intervene and have the MD exit the organization.

Integrity Centre, where EACC is housed
Integrity Centre, where EACC is housed
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A managing director in a parastatal is a man under siege. Reason? The man whose term comes to an end soon, is embroiled in several scandals that have led to loss of millions of the parastatal's cash. However, instead of sending the man on early leave pending recruitment of a new MD, the Parastatal Board is reluctant. The MD who is said to be high handed has been accused of forcing several senior employees of the parastatal to award multimillion tenders to his cronies pending his retirement. The employees fear the EACC and DCI will come for them and have appealed to Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua to intervene and have the MD exit the organization.


Is Roads Cabinet Secretary James Macharia aware of the closure of Sonko Road in Buruburu estate? The road was barricaded by huge cement blocks at the junction with Outering Road a month ago when Kenya Railways demolished illegal structures at Mutindwa Market. The closure has become the source of traffic snarl-ups in Eastlands as motorists have been forced to seek alternative routes. Not just that, businessmen have taken advantage to erect illegal structures along the closed road and even on the perimeter wall of Bidii Primary school. Motorists are appealing to Macharia to have the road re-opened. 


A first term Senator in the Rift Valley appears to have reaped big from his double dealings. The vocal lawmaker has been gifted a brand new guzzler and has made a case to be bought a house after conceding he lives at a rented house in the city. The Senator, has been ridiculed by colleagues for living at a house of a former MP and now pressure is mounting on him to man up and build his own. Looks like he is making hay while sun shines.


Two lawmakers who have been waging war on a political stalwart after their prayers to warm back to the camp were flatly rejected. The duo who have been traversing the country hitting out at the leader were told loyalty is the currency in politics and could not be allowed anywhere in the camp. The rejection saw the second term MPs vent out by hammering at the politician ostensibly to catch his eye. The two are said to be clutching on straws as the political maverick is already grooming astute aspirations to unseat them.