It has been a long blogosphere nightmare for friends and enemies who ‘worked with’ former Jackal News MD Dickson Bogonko Bosire. While Bosire spared no time to take on Uhuru opponents and critics, when Uhuru got into the presidency, he did not take long; he just disappeared.
There are those who blog because they love writing, and politics. There are paid-up bloggers; those in the payroll of some politician or political party with a on online mass audience. Then there are the Jack-of-all-trades bloggers who can create a political world just as they can spew socialite gossip and lewd tidbits in the media industry – Bogonko Bosire was in this latter category. ThenÂ Bogonko Bosire disappeared months after President Uhuru took over power. Since then, his media empire, Jackal News, has never been the same again.
His disapperance, according to conspiracy theories, is said to have everything to do with the ICC. Recently, someone using his twitter and Facebook accounts claimed he is dead because he became a ‘loose canon’ and spoke too much. But some believe Bogonko may have been transfigured and given a new identity to and may be enjoying a quiet life here in Kenya or in some country abroad.
Now another President Uhuru’s adviser has “gone missing”.Â Albert Muriuki â€“ a deputy presidential adviser based at State House â€“ has been missing since December last year, with investigators yet to establish his whereabouts.Â Muriuki was the deputy of former Mandera Central MP Abdikadir Mohammed, President Uhuru’s advisor on constitutional affairs.
But his ‘disappearance’ raises new questions on what state house really knows. Most State House officials are on line on Facebook and Twitter; how could a colleague ‘disappear’ for a whole month before they raise alarm? Before they tweet? There is something fishy about Muriuki’s disappearance!
Add to the fact that this is a man who worked at the ICC and while coming back home, worked briefly in the law firm ofÂ Ahmednasir, Abdikadir and Co Advocates, then to State House.
A search at the apartments of the missing man yielded his identity card, bank cards, smart phone, laptop and an appointment letter to his State House job which were on his bed. Curiously, his “missing” passport is said to have been left in custody of another lawyer, a Ms Njuguna.
The same Ms Njuguna had also been given his academic credentials.