Newspaper Review 27th, February 2024


1. Daily Nation

Budget to Include Graft

Amidst the struggles of hard-working Kenyans to earn a living, corrupt officials have taken the liberty to inflate national and county budgets, earmarking funds for embezzlement. The blatant disrespect for hard-working citizens persists as the budget controller reports significant funds lost due to corruption. However, such reports do not deter the culprits, driven by their insatiable appetite for grandeur.

2. The Standard 

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Substance Abuse Tragedy

Government statistics reveal that the battle against substance abuse is far from over, with alarming risk factors prevalent within the youth demographic. This revelation underscores the urgent need for the deputy president to expand his intervention strategy beyond his central backyard to the rest of the country.

3. Taifa Leo 

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ODM Presents Conditions For Kalonzo

Some of Raila’s allies within the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) have issued Wiper chairman Kalonzo Musyoka conditions if he seeks their support in the upcoming 2027 presidential elections. Among these conditions is the demand for him to organize and participate in street protests. This ultimatum sparked outrage, particularly in the eastern region of Kenya, considered Kalonzo’s party stronghold. Another requirement is to pressure Ruto’s government to ensure the registration of all eligible eastern region voters.

4. People Daily 

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Ruto Slims Down Budget in Key Ministries

Under the burden of debt and an inflated bill, the Kenya Kwanza government has opted to address the issue by implementing budget cuts across key ministries. Among these cuts, the education ministry braces to face reductions of up to 2.1 billion.

5. The Star 

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Raila’s Road to The African Union

Following his agreement with Ruto, the opposition leader is poised to secure the African Union Commission chairperson position. Ruto will nominate him for the role, while Musalia Mudavadi will actively campaign on his behalf. In addition to political backing, candidates vying for this position should demonstrate proven and visionary leadership, diplomatic acumen, a deep understanding of African issues, and a steadfast commitment to pan-Africanism. The selection process involves reaching a consensus or obtaining at least a two-thirds majority vote from AU member states.

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