Newspaper Review 31st, January 2024

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1. Daily Nation 

Daily Nation 31012024

Why The Public is Outraged with Kenya Kwanza’s Housing Pledge

The ruling party did not include in its manifesto any direct indication of imposing a levy on workers’ salaries to fund housing projects or a capped monthly contribution for healthcare. However, the state has implemented punitive monthly levies of 1.5% and 2.7% on gross earnings, leading to public outrage.

2. The Standard 

The Standard 31012024

A Blunder that Could Set Criminals Free

Since July 2018, Kenyan courts have charged over 10,000 individuals with robbery, while a further 2,000 rogue convicts may soon reenter society due to what a rights lobby deems a ruinous error. Authorities have continued to arrest, charge, and convict suspects using a law declared unconstitutional in 2016. All this brews as rapists and murderers can remain free to roam the streets on bail.

3. Taifa Leo 

Taifa Leo 31012024

Is Kenya Kwanza Misleading Kenyans About the Rising Cost of Living?

One Kenya leaders caution Kenyans against accepting the government’s rhetoric on the escalating cost of living. The party heads, who are part of the opposition coalition, implore Kenyans not to stay silent as Kenya Kwanza implements regulations and policies that erode the country’s long-cherished democracy and condition Kenyans into a dwindling and hostile economy.

4. People Daily 

People Daily 31012024

Ruto Shamelessly Taking Credit For Uhuru’s Projects

During the campaigns, Kenya Kwanza emphasised Uhuru’s government failures, labelling him ineffective. However, Ruto is now leveraging the former president’s projects across the country. Despite being in power for over a year, Ruto’s administration has little to show for its efforts except for numerous trips abroad.

5. The Star 

The Star 31012024

Khalwale Under the Spotlight for Reasons Beyond Praising His Family’s Academic Success

Khalwale is a target of unverified news sources claiming he allegedly had a hand in the death of his farmhand. The Kakamega Senator hailed for always praising his progeny every year for impeccable performance, is not keen on clearing the rumours because of their validity.

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