TODAY’S PAPERS 15TH MARCH 2021

DAILY NATION

New fuel prices shock Kenyans – Steep rise in cost of petroleum products announced yesterday, will push up the cost of transport, electricity and manufactured goods, adding pain to Kenyans already suffering from the impact of Covid-19 on the economy.

Jubilee fires warning shot at Ruto – Weeks after Jubilee’s National Management Committee kicked out deputy Secretary-General Caleb Kositany, an ardent ally of Deputy President William Ruto, the party is daring anybody who feels they can’t continue subscribing to the Jubilee agenda to resign.

Kenya withdraws from Somalia border row – Kenya will today inform the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of its withdrawal from the case on boundary dispute with Somalia citing bias, the next action being a protest to the United Nations Security Council.

THE STANDARD

Tutors to get jab as Knec distributes exam papers – Mass Covid-19 vaccination for teachers kicks off today across the country, in a week that will also see KCPE and KCSE question papers distributed to the regions. Head teachers have also hinted at early closure of schools starting today, if the government fails to release the Sh15 billion free education funds in time.

Power behind Deep State – Interior Principal Secretary Kibicho has been in the eye of a storm after ODM demanded his removal, accusing him of meddling in BBI politics.

How positive Covid test jolted Raila family – Ida Odinga reveals the panic that hit her family and deluge of calls received when the Opposition chief got Covid-19.

THE STAR

China could seize Mombasa port over Sh364bn SGR loan – The port of Mombasa could be under the control of the Chinese if the government defaults on the Sh364 billion SGR loan. The Auditor General reveals that the assets of Kenya Ports Authority were used as collateral for the Sh363.96 billion Standard Gauge Railway loan.

Why Raila may keep out of public engagements for 30 days – Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga will keep off public engagements as he recovers fully from the Coronavirus. The ODM leader who was on Sunday discharged from Nairobi Hospital, where he spent six, days after testing positive for Covid-19 will be under home-based care at his Karen home.

Parties cancel rallies in Machakos senate by-election – All political parties have cancelled their campaign rallies six days to Machakos senatorial by-election following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directives on Covid-19.

PEOPLE DAILY

Uhuru travel ban shocker for Cabinet – Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua’s memo has put on hold all non-essential travels outside the country for senior civil servants, whether on official government business or on private business until further notice.

MCK trains society groups on journalists’ operations – Following the attack on journalists by goons in the recently concluded by elections in Matungu and Kabuchai constituencies as well as London Ward in Nakuru, Media Council of Kenya has moved to train and sensitize society groups on the duties and operations of journalists.

CITIZEN WEEKLY

What Ruto told sick Raila on phone – William Ruto made a direct phone call to Raila Odinga and wished the indisposed doyen of opposition politics swift recovery from the bottom of his heart. Those who heard the phone conversation said it was reminiscent of the duo’s days in the runup to the 2007 elections when, then both in ODM were the best of buddies.

Will ex-lover neutralize Muthama in Kamba politics? – If Kalonzo Musyoka aimed at relegating Johnson Muthama to the political periphery by his choice of the former Machakos senator’s ex-wife as the Wiper party Machakos senate by-election candidate, he seems to have succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.

Published by MWALIMU Amunga Akhanyalabandu

Passionate about Advocacy on the REAWAKENING teachers in Kenya and reporting on the MULEMBE Nation. Having worked at the Kenya National Union OF TEACHERS in the advocacy department, I will be able to detail and explain about the welfare of teachers and their point of view on socio economic and political matters. Luhyia are the 2nd most populous ethnic group in Kenya. They are blessed with great land, topography, climate, resources and human Resource. We are also keen on Luhya Renaissance is about making the Mulembe People aware of their blessings, appreciating those blessings, defending them and putting them to proper use for the current and future generations.

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