The latest in the high drama linked to the introduction of the Prime Minister’s office unfolded in parliament this afternoon after all legislators received in their pigeon holes a leaflet warning them of the consequences of creating two centres of power.
The same leaflets also criticized ODM leader Raila Odinga for wanting to divide the civil service along tribal lines.
Interestingly Juja legislator George Thuo admitted that the leaflets originated from his office but said he had no idea where they had come from. He promised to investigate the matter.
House speaker Kenneth Marende directed that in future anything to be distributed to members should pass through the clerk of the national assembly before distribution.
Meanwhile the bill to create the office of the Prime Minister passed through its’ first reading. The second reading will happen tomorrow when parliament resumes seating at 2:30 pm.
Kenyans need to be on very high alert as it is clear that there are certain mysterious forces behind the scenes that are very unhappy about the passing of the bills associated with the Anan peace talks. Especially the one creating the office of the Prime Minister. This is rather strange as some of those against the passing of the bill have said in public that the office of Prime Minister is third in command. Why then should they worry so much about it? Why should its’ coming strike so much terror in some quarters?
Many confusing theories have been brought forward as to what may be going on behind the scenes and keen analysts have even linked it to desperate hardliners who seem to be in a panic after being taken by surprise by recent political developments in the country.
P.S. Local government minister Uhuru Kenyatta who has never used a matatu in his lifetime announced today that matatus will from tomorrow (Thursday) morning be banned from entering the CBD. This means that those working in the city will have to walk long distances to get to their offices, not to mention the fact that the annual long rains are due to begin at any time.
Interestingly Citi Hoppa mini buses will NOT be affected by the ban and will be allowed into the CBD as usual. Some commuters will be delighted at this news while matatu owners are bound to be livid, more so because most of them know who owns Citi Hoppa. Majority shareholders are George Thuo in partnership with a son of John “Standard Raid” Michuki.