Newspaper Review 13th, March 2024


1. Daily Nation

No End In Sight Over Pay Cuts

Yesterday, senators threw another unexpected twist at Kenyans by opposing a proposal to decrease housing tax deductions to KES 2,500 and restricting the tax reduction to 1.5% of an employee’s net salary. The approved law means Kenyans will continue to endure significant pay cuts despite their struggles with the high cost of living.

2. The Standard 

The Standard 13032024

Ruto Between A Rock and A Hard Place Over Haiti’s Mission

In what is slowly becoming a debacle, Haiti’s worsening instability is turning into insurmountable pressure for Ruto. While the United States offered up to KES.41 billion for Kenya to deploy its police to the war-torn nation, it is evacuating its citizens before the inevitable war. The president now thinks the cost is too high.

3. Taifa Leo 

Taifa Leo 13032024

A Senior Official In The Ministry of Lands Faces The Law Over Graft

The high court ordered the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to freeze assets belonging to Felix Mecha Nyakundi, a senior official in the Ministry of Lands, for six months over a corruption probe. Among the affected assets include KES. 1.4 million in cash, 106 land parcels in different parts of the country, and 17 vehicles.

4. People Daily 

People Daily 13032024

EduAfya No Longer Available For Students

Parents will now foot the entire hospital bill for their school-going progeny as the EduAfya medical scheme comes to a screeching halt. Ruto’s administration has not set an alternative medical plan for students in its new health care plan. The burden of the new changes now solely lies on parents and caregivers.

5. The Star 

The Star 13032024

Kenya’s Haiti’s Mission Under Siege

President Ruto’s initiative to deploy Kenyan police to Haiti to aid in preventing the war-torn nation from descending into total anarchy may face challenges following the resignation of Haiti’s Prime Minister. Despite mounting pressure from the US on the president to dispatch policemen to the country to address the situation, there remains reasonable hesitation.

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