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Let Us Rethink Phased Reopening Of Schools

The Ministry of Education and the government should, therefore, find ways to look into and manage the frustrations of the people. Otherwise, the rules will continue to be broken with untold consequences. Pupils and students have now begun going back to school in the phased manner that the government provided. As of April 6, Primary Four and Five pupils had

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Deputy President, William Ruto, Dismisses Morocco Envoy’s Claims That He Back Autonomy Plan

Deputy President William Ruto has dismissed claims made by Morocco Ambassador to Kenya that he supports the autonomy plan as the best solution to the Moroccan-Sahara issue. In a letter seen by the Star to Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo, Ruto, through Chief of Staff Ambassador Ken Osinde, says the claims are false, and urges the ministry to deal with

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William Ruto, 4 Other Politicians Who Fiercely Defended Government Borrowing, Now Condemning It

Kenya’s ballooning public debt has caused a sensation for some time now, with a section of citizens slamming the Jubilee government for its insatiable appetite for loans. Kenya’s public debt currently stands at between Ksh 7.3 trillion and Ksh 8.4 trillion, equivalent to about 65% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Several leaders had earlier defended government borrowing, especially during

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Kenyans Have No Moral Authority To CRITICISE Government Spending Says Mutahi Ngunyi

Kenyans Have No Moral Authority to Criticize Gov’t Spending, Mutahi Ngunyi. Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has sneered at Kenyans for criticizing the government’s spending and borrowing spree amid high taxation and the dwindling economic fortunes. The controversial current affairs commentator defended massive borrowing by the Jubilee administration and insisted that loans were good for the nation’s development. Ngunyi said Kenyans

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Police Evict Deputy President, William Ruto’s Allies From City Hotel While Planning To Address Press On IMF Loan, Lockdown

Police have evicted Deputy President William Ruto’s allies from a hotel in Nairobi where they were planning to address the press about the state of the nation. Conveners of the meeting said the officers asked them to vacate The Social House in Lavington for allegedly flouting the revised COVID-19 rules. According to a press invitation, the Tangatanga brigade was to

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Raila Odinga Declared Unwavering Support For BBI, Handshake

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) top leadership has affirmed its full commitment to the handshake spirit and the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) process. In a statement on Wednesday, March 31, the ODM leader Raila Odinga rallied its supporters to continue spreading the BBI gospel in word and deed for the country’s interest. “The meeting reaffirmed ODM’s commitment to the spirit

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Ruto: I can Work With Raila Ahead Of 2022 Elections

Deputy President William Ruto has said he cannot rule out reuniting with ODM leader Raila Odinga ahead of the 2022 General Elections. Ruto, in an interview with Radio Citizen on Thursday, said he is ready and willing to work with all like-minded politicians who share his dream for the country. “Anybody who wants to join us to fight poverty and

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Is This President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Masterplan To Block Raila Odinga From 2022 Presidential Election

Wednesday’s meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and three coastal governors has widened claims that the President is taking the country back to the era of regional kingpins. This could be part of a wider plot to block ODM leader Raila Odinga from vying for the Presidency in 2022. Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, in a message shared on social media, announced

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Analysis: Delicate Balance For President Uhuru As 2022 Political Re-Alignments Begin To Take Shape

Political leaders seeking to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022 have started blowing their trumpets and consolidating their political bases in preparation for the epic showdown. The aspirants are also keen on forming alliances with like-minded leaders across the country to marshal the necessary support to propel them to power in the next General Election. At the heart of this

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Why Ruto Will Not Field Any Candidate In Garissa Senate By-Elections

UDA party will not field a candidate in the upcoming by-election in Garissa county but instead will back the son of the late senator Yusuf Haji who will fly the Jubilee ticket. Garissa Township MP Aden Duale on Tuesday told the Star that the United Democratic Alliance, a new party associated with Deputy President William Ruto will stay out of

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