Corridors Of Power:Cord planning to launch its own weekly newspaper

So will Raila Odinga’s former campaign manager Eliud Owalo fight it out with Evans Kidero for Nairobi governor seat in 2017? Raila’s former aide Silas Jakakimba was heard saying Owalo will actually run for governor and not the Kibra parliamentary seat as widely believed. “Eliud told me in black and white that he is singularly focusing on the Office of the Governor of Nairobi county come 2017,” Jakakimba whispered.


Cord is planning to launch its own weekly newspaper. Sources told Corridors that the opposition is convinced that the mainstream media has gone to bed with the government and will hardly deliver their message. It is said the idea gained prominence after people close to State House reportedly acquired stakes in a prominent media company, initially considered friendly to the opposition.


Sometime last year, Corridors told you of a former journalist-turned-politician in Kirinyaga Central constituency. The young man has not only become the talk of the constituency, but also the entire county. So worried is Governor Joseph Ndathi that he had to send emissaries to clearly understand that the journalist doesn’t want the governor’s position.


The inefficiency at Nairobi’s City Hall may have skyrocketed out of control after electricity was disconnected at the county seat of power. Kenya Power is demanding more than Sh160 million from the county government in arrears. On Monday last week, it decided that enough was enough after months of a cat-and-mouse game with the authorities. The four-day disconnection has disrupted crucial services, putting the Finance chief officer on the spot.


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