1. Daily Nation
A Bill New Bill Targeting Ethnic Quotas in Public Sector Employment
Recent audits uncovered widespread ethnic discrimination in public sector employment, where a few tribes dominate government roles. A new bill aims to decrease the statutory quota for the dominant community in agencies, potentially necessitating state agency restructuring, and job losses if enacted.
2. The Standard
Government Strengthens Controls for Safer Labor Migration Opportunities Abroad
Authorities are intensifying controls to enhance the government’s labour migration policy and ensure better opportunities for Kenyans abroad. The goal is to connect more Kenyans with opportunities abroad while ensuring a secure and fair environment for those seeking employment overseas.
3. Taifa Leo
Kenya’s Struggling Masses
Elevated taxes and inflation, coupled with the declining value of the shilling, are pushing a significant portion of the population into destitution. According to statistics from Infotrack, 73% of employed Kenyans are struggling to make ends meet. The soaring cost of living makes it challenging for households to cover basic necessities such as food, rent, school fees, and other essential requirements.
4. People Daily
Judiciary Funding Given the Green Light
Following weeks of conflict between the judiciary and the executive, it seems the storm is finally over as the President commits funds to hire 36 judges and provide leased cars for judiciary staff after discussions with Chief Justice Koome. The move comes after Ruto’s recent win that will see NHIF shift to SHIFT, despite public pleas over more cuts in their salaries.
5. The Star
Gachagua’s Woes as Tribe Kingpin
Gachagua faces setbacks due to numerous graft cases, a vengeful leadership style, and an initial divisive approach. His brief tenure in office has alienated a significant portion of the populace, making his opponents appear more appealing to many observers. Kindiki, Ndindi, and the Uhuru-Maina alliance relentlessly exploit these weaknesses to assert in their quest to establish a new tribal king.