Newspaper Review 8th, March 2024


1. Daily Nation

The Case of Title Deeds For Government Institutions

In a wave of public land woes recently, it is emerging that many government institutions do not have land ownership documents. The problem includes schools, police stations, courts, and even parliament. Unfortunately, this leaves all these entities vulnerable to land grabbers willing to pay billions to own pieces of these prime lands.

2. The Standard 

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President Ruto in His Uplifting Women Phase

The president made significant promises to the caucus of seven women governors that his administration would oversee a mandatory legal requirement to designate presidential and gubernatorial running mate seats exclusively for women. Ruto hopes this move will level the field for women with political ambitions. However, the president did not state when exactly he intended to legalise this proclamation.

3. Taifa Leo 

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Another Blow To Raila’s Bid For The AUC Job

Raila faces another obstacle in his journey toward becoming the African Union Commission chairman. The AU is in the process of enforcing changes to its constitution, which may disqualify the opposition leader indefinitely. The new modifications could earmark the AUC chairperson position to women if enforced. Raila and other aspirants eagerly await the outcome of the law changes.

4. People Daily 

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Police Bar Owners Between A Rock and A Hard Place

The police force is strictly forbidden to own bars, forcing many to close their alcohol establishment. Their responsibility to enforce the law also requires them to oversee the closure of outlets selling illicit brews. Critics wait to see if the conflict of interest will see them execute the new orders.

5. The Star 

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Loopholes in Government Budget Expenditure

The controller of the budget is exposing discrepancies in budget allocation and spending on several government agencies. So far, ten government agencies have yet to receive funds for development purposes. Additionally, only a small percentage of the entire budget covers development.

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