TODAYS NEWSPAPERS 20TH APRIL 2021

DAILY NATION

Curfew brutality-The chaotic scenes witnessed in the city on two consecutive nights were largely avoidable, but for overzealous police officers who blockaded entire roads and refused to let through essential workers including doctors, ambulance drivers and security personnel.

Big win for small businesses-The High Court yesterday temporarily stopped the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) from collecting the minimum tax from traders, dealing a blow to the taxman’s bid to meet its revenue targets. The move could deny the taxman Sh21 billion.

IEBC poll servers to be hosted locally-It will now be mandatory for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to have its election data and transmission servers hosted in the country ahead of the 2022 general elections.

THE STANDARD

Inside exclusive club of Presidents’ keepers-The State House Comptroller is a coveted job whose holder keeps the President’s diary and is close to seat of power. Yet it is sensitive and demanding, and comes with enormous pressure, including high octane political tasks that demand careful juggling.

State gets nod to automate Ifmis after case thrown out-The National Treasury can now award the tender for the automation of the Integrated Financial Management System (Ifmis).

Alarm as real estate loan defaults rise to Sh61 billion-Defaults on loans advanced to the real estate sector increased by more than Sh5billion in the last quarter of 2020, as the pandemic continues to ravage the economy.

THE STAR

AstraZeneca shortage:MoH to order Pfizer-Kenya will buy millions of doses of the Pfizer and Johnson&Johnson vaccines for Covid-19, the Ministry of Health has said.

Can Kenya mix covid-19 vaccines?- Kenyans who received their first AstraZeneca jab are in for a long wait for the second and final jab. The Serum Institute of India, which is the world’s largest vaccine maker, has been barred from exporting any AstraZeneca vaccine doses until June.

Chebukati may oversee election as ODM, critics abandon reforms push-IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati and his two colleagues could still supervise the high stakes 2022 presidential contest.

PEOPLE DAILY

Parliament has no power to alter Wanjiku’s BBI views-A few days ago, the promoters of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitutional amendment bill announced the referendum would be in August. This is after it dawned on them the initial June date was no longer realistic.

Labour court judge Nderi defends teachers pay ruling-Employment and Labour Relations court judge Nduma Nderi yesterday defended his decision to award teachers 50 to 60 per cent pay increase in 2015, saying his decision helped stop the numerous strikes by teachers.

Special needs learners defy odds to shine-Hundreds of needy and special needs students across the country had a reason to smile amidst the gloom of the Covid-19 pandemic after posting exemplary results in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination.

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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