Newspaper Review 9th, February 2024

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1. Daily Nation

Governors’ Political Ambitions In Jeopardy

Current and former governors are furious over a proposed law preventing them from running for parliamentary positions for at least five years after leaving office. If passed, second-term governors departing in 2027 and intending to vie for MP seats would be the initial targets of this legislation.

2. The Standard 

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Ruto’s Eurobond Jitters

The Ruto administration faces a significant challenge in addressing the KES 320 billion Eurobond burden. In an effort to mitigate the risk of a potential crisis looming in June, the government has put forward a strategy to offer investors holding a $2 billion debt the opportunity to exchange it for a new bond denominated in US dollars.

3. Taifa Leo 

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Squabbles Over President Moi’s Estate

Disputes have arisen over the vast estate of former President Moi while his dependents struggle in poverty. One such individual, Faith Milka Nyambura, a caregiver to the late president’s grandchild, is appealing to the public for assistance in raising funds to enable the ailing child to receive treatment abroad. This plea comes as they await the distribution of Moi’s estate, currently embroiled in legal conflicts.

4. People Daily 

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The Fugitive That Managed To Escape Police Custody

A man suspected of killing his Kenyan girlfriend in America and fleeing to Kenya has managed to escape from police custody while under surveillance. The man left the deceased in his car at the airport before making his escape. He has evaded the impending extradition to the US to face charges in the case. Both police officers and lawyers are now in police custody for questioning regarding their roles in the escape.

5. The Star 

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A KES.2.7 Billion Scandal At The Sports Ministry

An audit investigation into the sports ministry’s activities during the Safari Rally Championship in Naivasha may resurface to challenge the accountability of Uhuru Kenyatta’s bureaucrats. Millions of funds are under scrutiny, raising suspicions of improper spending. If substantiated, these allegations could potentially tarnish the ministry’s reputation and those involved in its management.

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