The Star (Nairobi)

28 November 2012

Kenya: Corridors of Power

A prominent Eldoret lawyer is planning to move to Nairobi after an embarrassing scene at a nightclub. According to colleagues, he almost raped a young man in the club. Only the shouts of the lawyer's would-be victim saved the situation. The commotion attracted the attention of the staff and clients at the club but the lawyer pretended nothing had happened. He is now worried because the story is spreading like bushfire in Eldoret, hence the relocation idea.

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Former Attorney General Amos Wako is putting his spiritual side to good use. He now sits on the advisory body of a new initiative dubbed 'Write to God'. The programme, which cuts across religion, race and affiliation, aims to get at least a million Kenyans to write a letter to God by mid January 2013. The initiative, we are told, believes the letter-writing can unite and heal Kenyans: "Studies have shown that writing is therapeutic and our experience has been that when we write to a Higher Power, a natural sense of peace emerges," a statement from the programme says.

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Information Secretary Ezekiel Mutua was ready to take the government spokesman job "with gusto" until it went to Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka's media consultant Muthui Kariuki. We are told Mutua, who had wanted to replace Alfred Mutua, consoled himself by saying that as Information Secretary for the government, he is doing the same job anyway.

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We are told President Barack Obama's half-brother Malik has written a new a book about their father. The book co-authored by Frank Koyoo, Barack Obama Sr: The Rise and Life of a True African Scholar, has just been published by Xlibris Corporation in the US. "He currently resides and works in the US and has a home in Kenya," the book says. Malik has dedicated his book to, among others, his father, late Libyan strongman Muammar Al-Ghadafi, General Mahamat Nour of Chad and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia!

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