Newspaper Review 22nd, February 2024


1. Daily Nation 

MPs Fail Kenya in True Legislative Fashion

Tuesday evening saw a pivotal moment in the legislative process, as a critical vote on a proposed housing levy, which had garnered significant public attention, took place in the house. Surprisingly, 149 MPs, regardless of their prior public expressions of support or opposition, were conspicuously absent. This trend continued the following day, with an even larger group choosing to abstain from the final legislative stage.

2. The Standard 

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Another Embezzlement Scandal in The Education Sector

Auditor General Nancy Gathungu has uncovered a staggering scandal within the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS), revealing a misappropriation of KES 833 million. The funds in question financed students who had already completed their education at private universities. This revelation underscores the urgent need for accountability and transparency within the education sector, prompting thorough investigations by parliament.

3. Taifa Leo 

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Praise Continues to Trickle For Raila 

Supporters and critics alike have lauded Raila for his efforts towards the African Union Commission(AUC). In a notable move, Ruto, alongside the opposition leader, joined forces to form a committee dedicated to advocating for Raila’s candidacy for the AUC chairman position across other African nations. This collaborative initiative underscores a strategic alliance aimed at bolstering Raila’s bid for the esteemed role within the AUC.

4. People Daily 

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CBC Joins The List of Corrupt Agencies

Auditor General Nancy Gathungu has unveiled a concerning revelation regarding the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), indicating a lack of accountability for approximately KES 4 billion allocated for the construction of new classrooms. Gathungu highlights a glaring absence of clear explanations regarding the procurement methods employed and the criteria for identifying suppliers throughout the process.

5. The Star 

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Who Will Succeed Raila?

Oparanya and Njoho face off on succeeding Raila – who has his sights set on the African Union Commission. The split goes dip into the ODM camp as insiders are undecided over who should take over the former PM’s position moving forward.

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