Did Ken Lusaka pull a fast one on Ababu Namwamba?
Corridors of power:
Has Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka just pulled a fast one against outgoing ODM secretary general Ababu Namwamba ? Barely a day after the two held a meeting at the latter’s office on Sunday, that was also attended by Sirisia MP John Waluke to drum up support for a political union, Lusaka did not waste time championing the resolution that his New Ford Kenya party will dissolve to join the Jubilee Party. The meeting the three held was to form a force to “reckon with” in Western Kenya, independent of Cord and Jubilee.
So who is blocking the recruitment of cadets at the Foreign Affairs ministry? Fingers are being pointed at a senior official who was posted to the ministry only months ago. Sources whisper to Corridors that the said officer has also blocked scholarships for ministry staff. There are fears the prestigious scholarships could be withdrawn by the sponsoring countries. Staff members are wondering whether Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed is in the know. However, it is also whispered that Mohamed and the officer are not the best of friends.
Is former National Youth Council chairman Clement Ayungo giving Ruaraka MP TJ Kajwang’ sleepless nights? Well, the MP was overheard pleading with his colleagues and other politicians to help him retain his seat in 2017 during an ODM rally in Migori Stadium on Friday. The legislator is said to have pin-pointed Ayungo, who has declared an interest in the seat, saying he was giving him a run for his money because of his youth mobilisation skills. But the MPs said they could not assure TJ of their support since “we also have fierce opponents whom we must deal with”.
Is it correct that Jubilee is targeting another Kamba for the position of Chief Justice? Sources tell Corridors that a principal secretary has been holding night meetings to plan the Mutunga succession. A senior lawyer from Ukambani who was initially being eyed by the state did not apply, our snitches say. The only Kambas in the race are towering law scholarMakau Mutua and former Committee of Experts chairman Nzamba Kitonga . Makau, the first African to become dean of an American law school, is however loathed by Jubilee for his stand on the ICC and the 2013 polls outcome.
SONU chairman Babu Owino thrilled Cord leader Raila Odinga and electrified a crowd during the homecoming party for Suna East MP Junet Mohamed in Migori Stadium last Friday. Babu stated that in 2017, Raila will not be moving to the Supreme Court again if “his votes are stolen”. He said they will only apply three rules: “Rule No 1: Raila Odinga is always right. Rule No