Sunday, March 15, 2009


An aide to Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been interdicted over a disagreement with permanent secretary Mohammed Isahakia.

Tony Gachoka, the director of protocol in the PM’s office, was suspended for allegedly undermining his boss. In a letter dated March 13, 2009, the PS said: “Your conduct continues to be disrespectful, malicious and amounts to complete insubordination intended to undermine the office of the Prime Minister.”

Mr Gachoka, who will be on half a salary, was instructed not to leave his duty station without permission from his immediate supervisor. When one is interdicted from the civil service, his services are terminated temporarily until allegations levelled against him are verified.

Dr Isahakia is a respected administrator who was previously a director with the National Museums of Kenya among his other capacities.