According to information that I have just received, exiled former Ethics PS John Githongo is expected in Nairobi in the next few days.
Apparently he is not returning from exile but will merely be in Kenya for "a short visit." All efforts to get an idea of his itinerary by our people on the ground failed only for us to later learn that his handlers are talking to the mainstream media and giving out a lot of information. It is expected that they will break the news in tomorrow mornings newspapers or later in the day in the electronic press.
However the news has already reached various political factions in the country and my information is that there is a lot of anxiety all round. There is no doubt that the visit will cause plenty of ripples right across the political divide.
This piece of news creates many more questions than answers. There is for instance the question of security. Little has changed since Githongo fled the country in 2003 and the threats to his life are no doubt still intact.
Then the question that must be bothering many in political circles is what the real reason for his visit might be. And why now?
Githongo will arrive in the country when political temperatures are way too high considering that it is barely 7 months since the last general elections.
More to follow as I get it.