Newspaper Review 26th, February 2024

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1. Daily Nation

Business Dealers Be Aware

Siaya, Nyeri, Muranga, and Lamu lead the list of counties that honour tenders, clearing up to 100% of payments as reported by the controller of the budget. Trailing at the bottom of the list are Nairobi at 9% and Kiambu at 4%. Narok, Kajiado, and Nyandarua also have payment clearance rates of less than 40%. Analysis indicates that the bottom-tier counties, despite being the wealthiest, pay the least amount of cash to suppliers.

2. The Standard 

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Azimio’s Succession Battles

Raila’s aspiration for the African Union Committee chairmanship is causing confusion and division among other Azimio coalition principles. The leader’s action sparked intense battles among both allies and adversaries. Chief among those caught in the fierce struggle are Kalonzo Musyoka and Martha Karua, both formidable opponents of the seat they eye.

3. Taifa Leo 

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Mbadi Gets An Endorsement From Ida Odinga

Ida Odinga, the wife of the opposition leader, endorsed Mbadi as Raila’s political successor within the ODM party. This endorsement deals a significant blow to Raila’s brother, who had aspirations of becoming the next political kingpin. Other notable figures left out of the succession race include Gladys Wanga, Babu Owino, Evans Kidero, and Ochilo Ayako.

4. People Daily 

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Insurance Payment Delays Renders Hospitals Useless

The national health insurer’s delays in releasing funds interfered with health facilities’ ability to pay bills, pushing them to the brink of financial collapse. The CS points fingers at the National Treasury, highlighting their role in the situation.

5. The Star 

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Civil Servants’ Debt Burden

An audit has unveiled that most civil servants have a substantial amount of debt. Amidst corruption cases in all government agencies, this report shows the motivation behind the rampant embezzlement of funds against their fiducial responsibility to the taxpayer. The revelations highlight the need for financial management strategies and support systems for civil servants to alleviate the debt burden among civil servants.

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