Newspaper Review 14th, March 2024


1. Daily Nation

A Literal Tax on Daily Bread

Ruto’s administration is always looking for creative ways to increase tax collection. The latest to join the bandwagon is milk and bread, a staple for many Kenyan households. Currently, the two breakfast meals are zero-taxed. However, the Treasury seeks to include a 16% VAT on these precious commodities effective in the next three months if the proposal gets ratified by Parliament.

2. The Standard 

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Reason Behind Justice Nzioka’s Ruling

Joseph Irungu, commonly known as Jowie, received a shocking verdict, as many had anticipated a different outcome for the case. The presiding judge, Justice Nzioka, declared before sentencing Jowie to death that he had shown no remorse for his actions, rendering him ineligible for rehabilitation. Justice Nzioka emphasised that only criminals who acknowledge their offences receive the opportunity for reform.

3. Taifa Leo 

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The Case For An Eye For An Eye

The infamous Joseph Irungu, who goes by the alias Jowie, was today sentenced to death by the High Court. Jowie failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that he did not kill Monicah Nyawira, a Sudan-based businesswoman, on September 19, 2018. Justice Grace Nzioka found him guilty of the charge and gave him the death penalty owing to the gruesome assassination and Jowie’s character following the murder.

4. People Daily 

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Why Jowie Got The Death Penalty

Justice Grace Nzioka gave a verdict over Monicah Nyawira’s murder today, citing the gruesome detail in which the killer executed the budding businesswoman. She also highlighted the precision with which Jowie killed the Monicah and his apparent lack of remorse, leading to the conclusion that he is irredeemable.

5. The Star 

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Kenyans May Not Get New MPs in 2027

The boundary review has come to a halt due to irregularities within the electoral commission. Without a functional body comprising elected commissioners, the task of reviewing boundaries that will impact parliamentary seats becomes impossible. The process may resume following the 2027 elections.

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