1. Daily Nation
Mudavadi and Ruto – The Unholy Alliance
Long before Mudavadi became the Prime Cabinet Secretary, he was part of the One Kenya Alliance along with Kalonzo Musyoka and Gideon Moi in 2022. What his allies, including Raila, did not know was that he was in a deal with William Ruto all along. In April 2021, Mudavadi had quietly reserved the name Kenya Kwanza Alliance, the now governing coalition’s identity.
2. The Standard
Mount Kenya’s Restless Leaders Receive a Warning
President Ruto is discontent with the internal conflicts among his lieutenants in the Mount Kenya region. He issued a warning to the youthful leaders attempting to challenge the Deputy President, emphasising the importance of respecting his office and his chosen leadership. The warning signals a need for unity within the party ranks and a reminder to maintain the hierarchy among leaders in the Mount Kenya region.
3. Taifa Leo
The Case of The Church and Taxes
In Nakuru, a doctor has filed a case at the high court, advocating for the taxation of offerings and tithes collected by churches. The doctor contends that it is unconstitutional for churches to be exempt from taxes, emphasising the need for them to contribute to the country’s revenue like other institutions in Kenya. The case outcome hinges on the judge’s decision, and it will be intriguing to see if they rule in favour of the doctor’s argument.
4. People Daily
How Riders Get Robbed by Unethical Lenders
Unscrupulous lenders ensnare riders with loans tied to hefty payments, fines, and hidden claims. These financial burdens have severe consequences for unsuspecting Kenyans looking to earn an honest living – from suicides to broken marriages, property auctions, and orphaned children. The pressing need for regulatory measures is evident to curb exploitative lending practices and protect vulnerable individuals from enduring the devastating aftermath.
5. The Star
Who is Next in Line After Raila Takes a Bow?
As Raila marks his 79th birthday, scepticism surrounds his sixth presidential bid. The vacant seat attracts attention from formidable contenders eyeing the presidency, with Oparanya and Joho emerging as frontrunners in the race to succeed him.