1. Daily Nation
Diplomatic Friction Between Kenya and Its Neighbours
President Ruto’s administration faces diplomatic clashes with East African neighbours. Tensions range from the DRC recalling its ambassador over opposition activities in Nairobi to Murkomen criticizing the Rwandan President. Uganda lodged a case at the East African Court, alleging Kenya denied a fuel import license. Sudan recalled its ambassador to protest Kenya’s reception of a rebel militia leader. Additionally, the UN ruled in favour of Somalia in a maritime border dispute, and Tanzania banned Kenya Airways flights due to cargo flight request denial.
2. The Standard
Ruto’s Administration Raw The Neighbours
President Ruto’s confrontational stance clashes with opponents, neighbouring nations, and dissenting entities. His outspoken demeanour intensifies tensions, leaving victims and adversaries unsettled. A shift towards diplomatic solutions might prove advantageous in managing disputes with neighbours and fostering a more constructive international relationship.
3. Taifa Leo
Raila Urges Chief Justice Koome to Steer Clear of Ruto
Raila cautions Chief Justice Koome against meeting President Ruto amid the infamous government-court discord. The opposition leader asserts such interactions could jeopardize ongoing cases involving the government, compromising the judiciary’s impartiality and overall verdicts.
4. People Daily
Muturi’s Dilemma in the Judicial-Government Woes
Amidst tensions within the judiciary’s top organ, the Attorney General’s position in the Judicial Service Commission comes under scrutiny. The discord with the executive raises questions about the Attorney General’s alignment with the scathing statements made by the President, complicating his position in the matter.
5. The Star
Suspected Hacksaw Murderer Apprehended At JKIA
A man suspected of the brutal murder of a Kenyan woman was detained at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for interrogation. Police discovered the victim’s dismembered body discarded in a bin. Utilizing CCTV and surveillance cameras along his route from the crime scene, the police successfully traced the suspect’s movements, leading to his apprehension for further investigation.