Newspaper Review 7th, February 2024


1. Daily Nation 

How Formidable Are Eugene and Kalonzo as Raila Opponents? 

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One year before the 2022 elections, One Kenya Alliance united various politicians, including Kalonzo Musyoka, who aimed to emerge from Raila’s shadow and nominate a presidential candidate. However, the alliance ultimately disintegrated. Now, one year after the elections, Kalonzo and Eugene Wamalwa once again seek the highest political office.

2. The Standard 

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When Injustice Reigns, Corruption Thrives

Despite six Kenyans losing their lives and hundreds injured in the avoidable Embakasi gas explosion, the government is yet to hold everybody responsible accountable. Yesterday, the government presented suspects linked to the illegal enterprise in court. However, senior officials overseeing the regulation of such businesses were notably absent from the lineup.

3. Taifa Leo 

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Cracks in Azimio

Kalonzo and Wamalwa are emulating Raila’s approach by focusing on bolstering their parties in their respective strongholds. The leaders of the Wiper party and DAP-K have initiated grassroots meetings to achieve this goal. Their concerted efforts to strengthen their parties raised concern within the Azimio camp, as there are apprehensions about the potential dissolution of the alliance.

4. People Daily 

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The Rich Also Cry

Despite the Moi family’s substantial wealth, the late President Moi’s grandson is currently in need of KES 2.5 million to cover his medical expenses. Unfortunately, another pressing issue compounds the financial burden within the family. One of his children is unable to attend school due to the inability to pay school fees.

5. The Star 

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TSC Tightens The Belt For Teachers

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) proposed new laws with tighter restrictions for teachers. These regulations address several key areas, including the prohibition of illegal levies, the banning of holiday tuition, and the restriction of learners from entering teachers’ houses for any reason. Teachers can no longer tutor students after school as they risk losing their jobs.

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