Newspaper Review 7th, March 2024


1. Daily Nation

Kenya’s Alcohol Crisis

Yesterday, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua stopped all licences for making second-generation alcohol and closed bars 300 metres from schools and homes. The order follows the implementation of 25 new regulations against alcohol abuse. Critics wonder if these measures will effectively tackle the problem or if further action is required to address the widespread issue of alcohol abuse in the country.

2. The Standard 

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War Against Alcoholism

The Kenya Kwanza administration is all out on its fight against illicit brews and alcohol abuse. Many laud the move because of the menace and deteriorating societal values as a consequence of alcohol consumption. However, stakeholders in the industry are unamused over the latest changes in law, stating the financial ramifications could weaken the economy and render many jobless.

3. Taifa Leo 

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Critics Question Kenya Kwanza’s Government Over Haste to Intervene Over Haiti

Haiti is rapidly sinking into lawlessness as the Prime Minister declared a state of emergency over the country’s escalating troubles. As the situation worsens, critics raise concerns over the safety of Kenyan police awaiting deployment into the troubled nation. The bone of contention is why Western nations are distancing themselves from Haiti as they pressure Kenyans to bear the brunt of the burden.

4. People Daily 

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The Beginning of the End For Illicit Brews

Rigathi Gachagua is single-handedly reviving Mututho laws. His efforts to curb alcoholism have, to critical acclaim, resulted in the implementation of stringent measures over licensing, sales, distribution, and consumption of alcohol. The push may eliminate the alcohol menace that has become a lingering problem for many households nationwide.

5. The Star 

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Ruto’s Agenda Over Azimio Exposed

Kenya Kwanza’s motive to support Raila’s African Union Commission (AUC) aspirations could be to control the political scene in the long run. With Raila gone, no formidable opposition leader can infringe on their agenda and control.

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