NEWSPAPER REVIEW JUNE 8TH, 2021

DAILY NATION

Fallen giants plot political comeback – They conquered, lost and want back in: Former governors, who failed to recapture their coveted positions after serving only one term, have been watching the rivals who ousted them from a distance and have began assembling their arsenal for the next general elections in what is expected to be a bruising battle in some 25 counties.

Why Yatani’s Sh3.6trn budget will be a tough balancing act-Unless Parliament amends the Finance Bill, from next month, Kenyans should brace themselves for hikes in prices of bread, motorcycles, imported jewellery, betting and nicotine pouches.

Send fees defaulters home, Magoha tells headteachers – There will be no more free schooling for learners with fee balances, Education Secretary George Magoha directed yesterday.

THE STANDARD

‘This is my defence’ – ODM leader breaks silence on the mega projects launched by Uhuru in his backyard, saying they are for the benefit of the whole country and not a favour to Nyanza region.

Ruto allies dare Uhuru over controversial dams – Rift Valley leaders allied to Deputy president William Ruto yesterday demanded that president Uhuru Kenyatta orders resumption of works on the sh120 billion dams.

Pressure piles on president to appoint six nominees he left out – pressure continues to amount on president Uhuru Kenyatta to either appoint the six judges he left out or to table the evidence against them.

THE STAR

Public debt grew by sh1.06 trillion during corona year – The government has borrowed sh1.06 trillion during the corona virus period to push the country’s public debt to sh7.34 trillion. The latest budget implementation review report by controller of Budget Margret Nyakang’o also shows the government borrowed an average of sh2.89 billion every day or sh88.33 billion per month in the past 12 months.

Hospitals rush to prepare for new Covid wave in July – public and private health facilities are quietly stocking up in preparation for a major surge in Covd-19 cases next month.

Expectations mixed ahead of Yatani’s budget speech – All eyes are on the National Treasury, as it puts the final touches on the 2021/2022 financial year’s budget to be presented to the Nation on Thursday.

PEOPLE DAILY

Kisumu on alert as Uganda locked down – Kisumu county has introduced new stringent measures to curb further spread of corona virus amid fears of rising infections.

NHIF on the spot over dead officers’ payout – The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is on the spot for failing to compensate families of 300 deceased police officers and prison warders.

Senators give Assemblies Sh2.4b more – All county Assemblies will get an additional Sh2.4 billion to clear pending bills and meet Salaries and Remuneration Commission’s (SRC) circulars on salary increments and promotion of staff.

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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