19 December 2012

Kenya: Corridors of Powers

A top politician in the city collapsed and fainted and had to be hospitalized for two days after he received a letter from his employer reminding him of the debt he owes the institution. The man is said to have borrowed imprests amounting to Sh17 million to finance his baronial lifestyle. He has now been told he has to repay the money before the end of his term as MP. If does not clear the debt before the March 4 elections, the man has been told he faced being blacklisted by the IEBC which may not clear him for election.


The voluble Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli and the little known leader of the unregistered nurses union Seth Panyako yesterday engaged in an altercation at the Commissioner of Labour's boardroom. Panyako gatecrashed the Labour Board's boardroom and took Atwoli's seat as the Cotu man addressed the media. When Atwoli returned, Panyako refused to leave insisting that he was his right to be at the meeting. Without much ado, Atwoli ejected him off the seat dismissing him as a 'mere errand boy, masquerading as a union leader.'


A journalist known his rantings against colleagues was recently beaten senseless and left minus a tooth or two when he insulted some female patrons of a popular joint in the city. The man called the women "whores". Their male friends came to their defense when they grabbed the journalist, carried him head high before slamming him onto the ground in the finest form of body slam seen outside the WWE wrestling ring.

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