Newspaper Review 29th, February 2024


1. Daily Nation

A New Obstacle For Raila’s African Union Job Hunt

The opposition leader may have won the favour of his arch-nemesis in his pursuit for the African Union Commission job position, but his fate for running for future presidential elections in Kenya depends on whether AU member states approve or reject a proposed election rule that limits AUC aspirants from participating as presidential candidates in their home country.

2. The Standard 

The Standard 29022024

The Vice President’s Worst Fears Have Come True

After the Kenya Kwanza victory, Rigathi Gachagua expressed concerns about a possible reconciliation between William Ruto and Raila Odinga. The two principals seem to have buried the hatchet, working together toward a common goal. For the Deputy president, this is his worst nightmare. Unfortunately, there is nothing he can do about it.

3. Taifa Leo 

Taifa Leo 29022024

The Government Borrows KES.1.5 Billion Daily

The Kenya Kwanza administration has come under scrutiny for its significant borrowing activity. The Treasury reveals that the government has been borrowing approximately KES 1.5 billion daily over the last five months. This mounting debt reflects a concerted effort to finance various projects. However, the sustainability and implications of this borrowing spree warrant careful consideration amidst concerns over fiscal responsibility and long-term financial stability.

4. People Daily 

People Daily 29022024

The Consequences of Ruto’s Health Tax on Kenyans

The recently ratified health bill will see unemployed Kenyans from the age of 25 regarded as a household and subject to making monthly contributions to SHIF. Critics wonder about the practicability of this requirement as unemployment rates continue to escalate.

5. The Star 

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The Kenya Kwanza Administration Push For Adding 55 Female MPs

As if the tax burden is not enough for Kenyans, Ruto and his MPs push for adding 55 MP seats for women. The extra seats will cost Kenyans more as their salaries and office expenditures will fall on the taxpayer.

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