Newspaper Review 19th, February 2024


1. Daily Nation 

The Ruling Party’s Struggle Over The Mountain

The region that secured the Kwenya Kwanza victory in the 2022 presidential elections is experiencing ongoing displeasure over a year later. This dissatisfaction has prompted the ruling party’s leadership to establish a strong presence in the area in an effort to address and potentially reverse the negative sentiment. However, the outcome of this endeavour remains unclear.

2. The Standard 

The Standard 19022024

Ruto’s Fading Glory

Hostile receptions from the President’s support base, beginning in the Rift Valley and now observed in Mount Kenya, indicate a potential depletion of patience or frustration among the populace toward their leaders. This trend suggests growing discontentment or disillusionment with the leadership, prompting such displays of disapproval and frustration during public appearances by the President and other leaders.

3. Taifa Leo 

Taifa Leo 19022024

We Will Survive Without Raila

Kalonzo Musyoka, Wiper’s leader, has quashed rumours surrounding the uncertainty of Azimio la Umoja following Raila’s announcement of his intention to pursue the African Union Committee’s top position, thereby stepping away from Kenyan politics. Kalonzo has reassured both supporters and critics that the coalition will maintain its strength and unity, emphasising that it will remain robust regardless of Raila’s involvement.

4. People Daily 

People Daily 19022024

Power Squabbles in ODM After Raila’s African Union Move

ODM has called for a pivotal meeting to deliberate on the party’s future in the event that the opposition chief secures the African Union Commission chairperson seat. Meanwhile, Kalonzo Musyoka reassures that the Azimio coalition will be in capable hands, indicating confidence in the coalition’s continuity and effectiveness regardless of the outcome.

5. The Star 

The Star 19022024

Kenya Kwanza’s Attempt At Fighting Graft

Ruto’s team has assigned a central role to audit boss Nancy Gathungu in the fight against corruption. Gathungu can recommend the debarment of unscrupulous entities, signaling a proactive approach to tackling graft within the administration.

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