THE DAILY NATION
Rally here to stay – The 2021 Safari Rally lived up to traditional, with Frenchman Se’bastien Ogier snatching victory from Belgian Thierry Neuville only 50 kilometres to the finish and securing a 21.8- second lead over Toyota teammates Takamoto Katsuta. Kenyans welcomed the announcement that the rally is here to stay.
Ruto: Time for tribal alliances long gone – Deputy president William Ruto yesterday took the ‘hustler nation’ campaigns to Machakos County where he criticized those seeking tribal alliances in an apparent attack on rivals trying to forge a broad-based coalition.
Activist Omtatah sues IEBC in row over ballot papers tender – A case has been filed against the electoral agency on accusations of withholding information on two contracts for the supply of ballot papers for next year’s elections.
Not a day more, says ODM on Uhuru term – Can next year’s polls be delayed to allow BBI proposal to pass? Yesterday Raila’s party said a Big No to calls for extension of Uhuru’s term, joining the DP and allies in trashing any plans to alter the calendar.
Registrar must crack whip on political parties – The Registrar of Political Parties finds herself in an awkward position over the controversial listing of Kenyans as members of parties, yet she also has the whip to crack when fraud is established.
President says Kenya to host motorsport annually until 2026 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that the country will continue hosting Safari Rally annually for the next 5 years, an agreement between the government, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and World Rally Championship (WRC).
Gideon ditches OKA, to join Raila in ’22 power plan – Kanu chairman Gideon Moi has decamped from the One Kenya Alliance and is reportedly crafting a 2022 coalition with ODM leader Raila Odinga.
DCI seizes 31 boxes with fake gold bars at JKIA – Police at the weekend seized fake gold bars from a strong room belonging to Swissport transit freight station, at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.
IMF facility, Eurobond grows Kenya’s reserve by Sh76b – -Kenya’s forex reserves rode to the highest level since September last year after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) disbursed the second part of $2.34 billion loan last week.
THE PEOPLE DAILY
Revealed: The 31 silent MPs in the house – according to the 2020 Parliamentary scorecard released by Mzalendo Trust, a big number of members did not make any contribution that year 2020, though very vocal in political rallies.
All eyes on BBI appellate case – Fireworks are expected tomorrow at the court of Appeal when the petition against a High court ruling on the constitution of Kenya Amendment Bill (2020) also known as the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill, kicks off.
Governors shelve plan to close down counties – Last-minute talks between National Treasury and Council of Governors (CoG) yesterday prevented a looming paralysis at county government due to insufficient funds.
What Uhuru thinks of Ruto now – President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned his close aides not to take his Deputy William Ruto presidential bid lightly as the country negotiates its final lap to the next elections, Uhuru’s concern being that the current bickering with Nasa is working to Ruto’s advantage.
Murang’a tycoons’ scheme for power – The recent meeting between ODM leader Raila Odinga and a section of Kikuyu leaders was part of a wider scheme by leaders from Murang’a county or those who have roots in the region to push for a presidential running mate’s slot in the 2022 general elections.