1. Daily Nation
Surprises in AFCON Contenders
It is not business as usual for African football powerhouses, going by their performance in the African Cup of Nations, which kicked off a little over a week ago. Senegal, Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Cameroon, Ghana, and Zambia, hailed by fans across the continent, are deviating from their usual dominance. Surprisingly, the current trajectory of the matches suggests that many of these esteemed teams might not secure a spot in the finals.
2. Taifa Leo
COTU Advises the Government
Francis Atwoli, the leader of the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU), issues a cautionary message to the Kenya Kwanza government over its sluggish approach to addressing corruption. Atwoli asserts that this reluctance is adversely impacting the business environment. COTU firmly believes that effectively tackling corruption is imperative for elevating Kenya from the category of nations reliant on international loans to a contributor to global lending initiatives.
3. The Standard
Raila Takes Campaigns to the Coast
Raila Odinga, the leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), launches campaigns along the coast to consolidate his support base following a successful tour in western Kenya. This week-long initiative is pivotal to the opposition party’s concerted efforts to fortify its presence and garner increased backing. The campaign period will culminate with the party’s grassroots elections scheduled for April.
4. People Daily
Dilemma Over The Plight of Poor Students
With government funding delays for schools, Principals face hurdles in aiding poor students. Despite securing a scholarship for one determined student, Kabarnet’s Principal says many others await financial assistance. The struggle persists as educational leaders navigate limited resources to support those in need during this challenging period.
5. The Star
Is Azimio on the Brink Of Falling Apart?
As the 2027 campaigns commence, members of Azimio La Umoja are deliberating their commitments and strategic realignments to the coalition. Internal disputes within the alliance pose a risk, as some political parties and members default or explore alternative political prospects.