Newspaper Review 20th, February 2024


1. Daily Nation

Deaths and Congestion in Schools

With the unsettling increase in mysterious deaths of children within school premises and the growing congestion in learning institutions due to a surge in student enrollment, schools are facing imminent trouble. Families affected by these tragic incidents are demanding answers and accountability. Particularly alarming is the situation at a primary school in Mwiki, where 5,000 students are crammed into a space the size of a football pitch. Concerned teachers are warning that this overcrowding poses a looming disaster.

2. The Standard 

The Standard 20022024

Raila’s AU Ambition Divides Opinions in Azimio

The Azimio principals find themselves split regarding Raila’s pursuit of the African Union Committee. Some express concern, wishing the opposition chief had been more transparent about the decision, allowing for better preparation and adaptation. The division highlights the need for clear communication and consensus-building within the coalition to navigate significant shifts effectively.

3. Taifa Leo 

Taifa Leo 20022024

Supporters Rally for Uhuru’s Bid For The African Union Committee Chairman Position

A group of supporters backing Uhuru is encouraging him to pursue the African Union Committee Chairman position, citing his qualifications as superior. This call comes even as Raila has already declared his intention to vie for the same position, which will be open in 2025.

4. People Daily 

People Daily 20022024

Ruto’s Luxurious Spree Amid A Dwindling Economy

The Kenya Kwanza government recklessly spends KES 3.3 billion of taxpayers’ money despite managing the country on empty coffers. Of this amount, KES 700 million went towards constructing a modern presidential dias at State House Gardens, KES 400 million purchased state motor vehicles, and KES 16.3 million acquired the official car for Penina Malonza, the East African Community Cabinet Secretary. An additional KES 1.6 billion revamped Kenya International Conference Center (KICC).

5. The Star 

The Star 20022024

The Government Intends To Monitor Your Internet Footprint

Kenya Kwanza seeks to regulate internet user activities in a bid to curb cybercrime. However, this latest initiative could infringe on online users’ privacy as it allows internet providers to disclose user activities, encroaching upon the legal freedom of online users.

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