Oliver Mathenge, the Political Affairs reporter with the Star Newspaper – the third largest print mainstream Â press in Kenya – is expected to say ‘I (will) do’ as he weds his long-term (sources say primary school) girlfriend Njeri Wamarite.
The location of the event is unknown to this writer just like the invited guests which includes writers, editors, bloggers, PNU-TNA-JAP politicians, friends and relatives.
Mathenge, who is believed to have on his head a sealed ICC arrest warrant for leaking sensitive prosecution information relating to the ‘withdrawn’ case against President Uhuru Kenyatta, is said to have forgotten to invite everyone to his wedding, with his classmates planning to gate crash the event happening – allegedly – in some luxurious hotel in the Naivasha tourism ring.
While Mathenge describes himself – here – as just an ordinary guy next, he is no ordinary, as credible sources have it that he is among the few journalists who have direct access to President Uhuru in the ‘a phone call away’ Â kind of social relationship.
This is earned, as Mathenge has been consistent gatekeeper of Uhuru regime, using his platform with the Star to spin positively the escapades of a regime always at the brink of collapse (in what columnist David Ndii has effusively referred to as the ‘phenomenon of mediocrity‘).
Sources indicate President Uhuru is expected to attend.