1. Daily Nation
A Looming Constitutional Crisis
The country faces a critical deadline as the 12-year review of constituency borders, mandated by the constitution, is set to lapse next month. A report presented to parliament, resulting from bipartisan talks involving President Ruto’s and Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s representatives, holds the crucial solution to avert this emergency. Failure to address this issue risks the legitimacy of at least 27 counties and exacerbates the existing tensions and anti-government protests.
2. Taifa Leo
Kenya’s Tours and Travel President is At It Again
President Ruto plans to embark on yet another foreign trip, marking his second journey within a mere span of 10 days and his 50th trip during his 15 months in power. The President stated that his upcoming visit to Japan is to secure funding worth 160 billion for the retirement benefits of Kenyan citizens.
3. The Standard
Kenya Kwanza’s Paper Tiger War on Graft
President Ruto’s tough rhetoric on graft appears to be just that – mere talk. According to the latest survey, Kenya has seen a decline in its ranking in fighting corruption, performing worse than the average and exhibiting little effort to combat this scourge within the continent.
4. People Daily
How Security Firms Suffer in The Hands of the Kenyan Corporate Landscape
While companies secure lucrative service contracts, employees receive meager pay. The rot in unethical practice does not stop with unfair wages. It also includes tax evasion through underreported income and inflated deductions. Unfair remuneration exacerbates income inequality and undermines public trust.
5. The Star
A City Tycoon’s Betrayal and Divorce Saga
The saying “A man’s enemies are the members of his own household” rings true for a city tycoon deeply embroiled in betrayal, pain, family feuds, and a tumultuous divorce from loved ones. Each challenge serves as a meticulously crafted weapon aimed at his downfall.