Newspaper Review 16th, February 2024

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1. Daily Nation 

Escalating Rivalry Between Politicians

The President’s visit to Kiambu has been full of conflict as rival political groups disrupted meetings, showing a growing power struggle among governors and other leaders. Complaints about broken promises before elections and discussions about who will succeed in 2027 have added to the tension, with some even facing threats of being removed from their positions.

2. Taifa Leo 

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Raila Joins Other Kenyan Job Applicants Looking For Employment Abroad

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has announced his intention to vie for the position of Chairperson of the African Union Commission. This move is part of his plan to transition away from active politics in Kenya, as the AU headquarters are in Ethiopia. Odinga will need endorsement from the Kenyan government to secure the position.

3. The Standard 

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Why Raila Wants To Work For The African Union

Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga is aiming for the top position in the African Union. His pursuit of this new ambition might mean he will relinquish his political aspirations in Kenya. Surprisingly, Ruto’s endorsement is necessary for the application process. The President, who is the opposition leader’s staunch critic, presents an intriguing dilemma for Raila.

4. People Daily 

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The End of An Error For Opposition Leader

Raila Odinga officially announced his candidacy for the position of African Union Commission chairperson in the presence of Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo in Nairobi. If successful, this bid could potentially prevent the opposition leader from participating in Kenya’s 2027 presidential race, leading to a significant and lasting change in Kenya’s political landscape.

5. The Star 

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Uncertainty For Azimio Future

It appears that there’s a pact between opposition leader Raila Odinga and President Ruto regarding the African Union Commission job. If Raila secures the position, he would essentially give up his opportunity to run for the presidency in 2027. This development poses a challenge for Azimio as they seek to identify their next leader.

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